Book 7 Chapter 19 Borrowing
Three thousand soldiers standing on the beach looked at the scene from afar.
The two azure and white figures fought from the beach to the surface of the sea far away. The Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents surged rapidly, but the two powerful experts could still fight each other while stepping on the surface of the seawater. Fierce surges of air continually spread in all directions while a great amount of seawater blasted and splashed about.
“This person called Teng Qingshan is actually so powerful!” The high-ranking officer whose surname was Liu gnashed his teeth as his pupils reddened in anger.
“Brother Liu, this Teng Qingshan is too strong, even the Tower Lord can’t defeat him. You should give up.” A tall high-ranking officer at the side comforted him.
At this moment—
Numerous experts carrying trenchant swords on their back were seen riding towards the beach on mounts that looked similar to war horses. Their mounts had thick and muscular legs, long manes, and two curled horns on their head; It was the highest-rated mount of Bright Moon Island——the Horned Beast!
The Sword Tower was naturally the existence that possessed the most Horned Beasts! In fact, only a few individuals in the eighteen Houses of Generals possessed such mounts.
Several experts mounted on Horned Beasts stared in surprise at the two figures fighting on the surface of the sea. None of them expected that…..someone could actually fight neck-and-neck with their Tower Lord. The leading expert of this group of people had graying temple hair and a face that resembled carved rock; the embroidery of an azure long sword could be seen on the left side of the front of his robes.
“Greetings to Elder.” The three high-ranking officers all came to pay their respect.
“What is going on? Who is the person fighting with the Tower Lord?” The elder shouted nervously.
“Elder.” The surnamed Liu officer immediately bowed and said, “The person’s name is Teng Qingshan, and he is not a native of Bright Moon Island. He sailed to our Bright Moon Island and has been extremely rude and unreasonable, killing and injuring many of our soldiers. Even this subordinate’s martial arts were destroyed by him. When the Tower Lord came, he was rude to the Tower Lord and even started to fight.”
The two high-ranking officers at the side froze in surprise, but none of them spoke.
“Is this fellow that arrogant?” The elder’s face sank as he gazed at the region of the sea in the distance.
The two great experts fighting on the sea actually separated at this moment.
Both Teng Qingshan and Huangfu Yujiang stood on the surface of the sea without sinking.
“Why did he stop?” Teng Qinghsan’s gazes were somewhat filled with battle fervor.
Huangfu Yujiang stared at Teng Qingshan with his brows knitted as he said, “Teng Qingshan, I can’t break through your spear art, but you can’t break through my sword art….Plus, I noticed that you have only been using the same moves. Since neither of us can win, why bother wasting time!”
Hearing these words, Teng Qingshan was dumbfounded.
He couldn’t tell his opponent that he was thinking “I’m sensing the concept of your sword art and use it to make a breakthrough with the 《Water Element Fist》.”
“Huangfu Yujiang, what sword art is this?” Teng Qingshan hastily asked.
Huangfu Yujiang’s face revealed a hint of reverence as he said, “This is the《Bright Moon Sword Codex》, created by the third Martial Ancestor of the Sword Tower during a moment of enlightenment after more than ten years of cultivating by the sea.”
Teng Qingshan felt his heart moved.
“Created by the sea? Then it‘s not weird for this sword art to contain the Dao of the Water Element.” Teng Qingshan thought to himself.
“Huangfu Yujiang.” Teng Qingshan said, “I wonder….would you be able to let me take a look at this 《Bright Moon Sword Codex》?”
Huangfu Yujiang’s facial expression changed as he stared at Teng Qingshan.
Of course, I won’t look at the utilization of the Innate True Origin and the other comprehended insight, etc. I just want to take a look at the content of the defensive sword art recorded in the《Bright Moon Sword Codex》.” Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “In return, I will let you see the concept of my defensive spear art.”
Huangfu Yujiang realized that the person before him was a self-torturing cultivator.
“He’s even willing to show others the concept of his best technique; it’s no wonder that he would cultivate arduously while drifting on the sea. He really is a mad man!” Huangpu Yujiang thought to himself.
“That is my Sword Tower’s secret technique, and it definitely can’t be taught to outsiders!”
Huangfu Yujiang shook his head as he said, “Although I am the Lord of the Sword Tower, I cannot disobey. Teng Qingshan….I can’t seize you, so leave!”
“Cannot be taught to outsiders?” Teng Qingshan cast a glance at Huangfu Yujiang.
Teng Qingshan walked on the waves of the ocean surface and transformed into a blurred afterimage as he dashed more than a hundred Zhang. He then leaped up and descended on the tungsten wood vessel.
“Little Jun, let’s go!” Teng Qingshan shouted, his voice resounding to the ninth level of the sky.
With a purple-cloaked girl who resembled a celestial being on its back, the Whole Gale Eagle darted down a from high altitude. The extremely strong atmospheric pressure and the fierce wind caused a great amount of the sand near the beach to fly in all directions, and many soldiers had to bow their heads and cover their eyes. Soon, the demonic beast and the girl both descended on the deck of the tungsten wood vessel.
“Big Brother Teng, if the fight continued, the Lord of the Sword Tower will eventually exhaust his True Origin, right?” Li Jun stared at Teng Qingshan.
“Yes. However…..” Teng Qingshan shook his head and said, “It’s impossible for him to simply wait for me to kill him after his True Origin is exhausted! The moment he has only ten to twenty percent of True Origin left, Huangfu Yujiang will escape with the use of Qing Gong. My Qing Gong is not as good as that of Huangfu Yujiang.”
Teng Qingshan truly held Huangfu Yujiang in high regard.
In term of ability, the number one expert of Bright Moon Island would be ranked among the top three of the 《Heavenly Ranking》in the land of the Nine Prefectures.
“Let’s go!” Teng Qingshan rowed the oars.
The tungsten wood vessel headed southeast at a rapid clip. With Teng Qingshan’s arm strength, the two oars slid back and forth swiftly and forcefully. The tungsten wood vessel steered against the current and continued onward.
A great number of people on the beach stared at the increasingly distant tungsten wood vessel.
“Tower Lord.” The group of experts led by the elder all stood behind Huangfu Yujiang.
Dressed in a loose white cloak, Huangfu Yujiang held the dark azure Divine Sword in his hand as he watched the tungsten wood vessel leave. At the moment, his heart was filled with shock as he thought to himself, “Why does it seem like Teng Qingshan has an infinite amount of Innate True Origin? After the fierce fight, even I managed to exhaust seventy percent of my strength. I assume he used up almost the same amount. However, steering such a large boat against the current requires great strength and consumes True Origin very quickly. How did he…..”
“Tower Lord, the seawater of the Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents is extremely rapid. It is impossible for the boat to sail against current and break away.” The elder furrowed his brows as he said, “The two people…..”
“Yes. Even a Golden Dan innate expert would be unable to row the boat and sail away from the Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents.” Huangfu Yujiang added coldly, “The Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents is a few hundred Li wide. If one sailed diagonally, the speed of the current would be over one thousand Li! At the most turbulent regions of the Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents, the only way to continue forward is to dive into the water and pull the boat along! Unless there are two Golden Dan innate experts taking turns to rest and recover their exhausted Innate True, it’s impossible for someone to leave the Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents by himself!”
On Bright Moon Island, from generations to generations, it had been determined that if a boat wanted to sail to the outer regions, there must be two Golden Dan innate experts on the boat. However, the entire Bright Moon Island only had a population of ten million people, while only one or two Golden Dan innate experts lived on the entire island. Thus, one can imagine how difficult it was to sail to the outer regions!
Teng Qingshan grabbed the iron rope and swam rapidly in the violently surging sea.
He was currently pulling the tungsten wood vessel.
“It is almost impossible to leave the Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents by rowing.” Teng Qingshan pulled the iron rope and thought to himself, “The most violent region of each current of the Nine Rhythm Treacherous Currents is also extremely rapid! In order to let the tungsten wood vessel move forward, the oars must be as strong as my Reincarnation Spear in order to withstand that fast speed and bursting force.”
Using the Star Pattern Steel to forge a huge long oar? That was far too extravagant.
“I would rather pull it in the water, which is much simpler.” Teng Qingshan swam extremely fast in the water.
After a long time—
Once Teng Qingshan reached a rather gentle region of the second current, he used the burning hot Innate True Origin and softened the iron rope. He then twisted the end of the iron rope into a simple-looking anchor and fastened it beneath a rock under the sea.
“Crack!” The tungsten wood vessel was set rigidly in place. Teng Qingshan leaped up from the sea and descended on the deck.
“Big Brother Teng, why did you stop?” Li Jun was slightly confused.
“This place is around several Li away from the beach.” Teng Qingshan gazed northward and said, “From this distance, nobody on Bright Moon Island would be able to see the tungsten wood vessel!”
“Right.” Li Jun nodded.
With an inner strength expert’s eyesight and the size of the tungsten wood vessel, the boat could still be seen if it was just a few Li away.
However, the tungsten wood vessel was now located several Li away, so it would be impossible for anyone on Bright Moon Island to see it.
“Little Jun.” Teng Qingshan smiled and stared at Li Jun as he said, “Do you remember that Shangguan Quan previously said that there is a Forbidden Area in the entire Bright Moon Island?”
“Of course I remember.” Li Jun nodded and replied, “The mountain at the southeast is a Forbidden Area while the mountain at the northeast is where the Sword Tower is located. Shangguan Quan also said that…..only the most powerful expert of the Sword Tower can occasionally enter the Forbidden Area! Big Brother Teng, why are you mentioning this?”
Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “Little Jun, tell me. What do you think exists in this Forbidden Area that only the most powerful expert is allowed to enter?”
“Isn’t it obvious? If it’s an area that only the most powerful expert can occasionally enter, then some extremely powerful martial arts must be hidden in this Forbidden Area! Or perhaps some extremely amazing treasure!” Li Jun answered.
Teng Qingshan smiled and stared into the north as he continued, “Little Jun, tell Little Grey to carry us and fly onto Bright Moon Island from a high altitude. Let’s go check out that Forbidden Area!”
“Go to the Forbidden Area?” Although Li Jun was surprised at Teng Qingshan’s decision, she herself was also slightly curious.
Immediately, Li Jun conveyed his thoughts to the nearby Whole Gale Eagle, which Eagle promptly screeched.
“Big Brother Teng, it’s taking this chance to ask for Iron Leaf Fruits,” Li Jun translated with a smile.
“Give it a fruit. Oh, I still have an Iron Leaf Fruit in my bundle, but a small piece has been dug out from this Iron Leaf Fruit.” Teng Qingshan immediately went into the cabin and took out the Iron Leaf Fruit from his bundle, throwing it towards the Whole Gale Eagle. The Whole Gale Eagle excited gobbled it and swallowed the Iron Leaf Fruit once it started emitting cracking noises.
The Whole Gale Eagle immediately spread its wings happily and soared one to two Zhang above the tungsten wood vessel.
Holding the Reincarnation Spear, Teng Qingshan leaped onto the Whole Gale Eagle at the same time as Li Jun. The Whole Gale Eagle wasn’t as big as the Fierce Wind Divine Eagle, so Teng Qingshan and Li Jun had to nestle against each other.
“Screech~~~” The Whole Gale Eagle cried happily and rocketed towards the sky.
In the mist of clouds, the Whole Gale Eagle soared as Teng Qingshan and Li Jun sat on the Whole Gale Eagle’s back.
Through the blurry misty clouds, Teng Qingshan looked down and saw the two lofty mountain peaks, which appeared very conspicuous.
“Huangfu Yujiang, did you think that I wouldn’t be able to see the Bright Moon Sword Codex even if you refused my request?” Teng Qingshan fixed his eyes on the lofty mountain peak on the southeast and said, “Little Grey, fly down.” Teng Qingshan patted the Whole Gale Eagle’s feathers softly and pointed at the lofty mountain peak at the southeast, where the Forbidden Area was, and the Whole Gale Eagle responded with a nod.
It darted down towards the Forbidden Area in the mountain peak below.