Book 10 Chapter 3 The One with Patience Wins
Tie Fan was the Lord of Qing Hu Island. However, in the face of an Emptiness Realm Expert, especially an opposing one, cold sweat still formed in beads on his forehead.
Senior Jing Yi, I know that there has been a few conflicts between you and Qing Hu Island.” Tie Fan was nervous, but still he spoke loud and clearly. “My Martial Ancestor has committed several misdeeds. As the Lord of the Qing Hu Island, I have come today to ask for your forgiveness.”
“Ohh?” Teng Qingshan was a bit surprised.
Ask for my forgiveness? That Blind Man Tie would bow his head?
“Senior Jing Yi, my Martial Ancestor had only attacked Gui Yuan Sect and challenged you for the sake of Qing Hu Island,” said Tie Fan respectfully, “I beg of you, please be merciful and overlook that incident.”
“This is a small offering from Qing Hu Island.”
As Tie Fan was talking, he courteously took out a card that he was intending to pass to Teng Qingshan.
The card was picked up by a gust of wind and it flew upwards, landing on the desk beside Teng Qingshan.
Teng Qingshan opened and examined it. “Three Jin of Imperial Jade, two Three-Colored Flowers…” A list of gifts was written on the card. Everything listed were extremely rare treasures, priceless even.” When Teng Qingshan saw the list of gifts, he was astonished. The list of gifts showed that Qing Hu Island was indeed wealthy.
“I hope that Senior can forget about the conflicts that had happened between you and Qing Hu Island.” Tie Fan said as he observed Teng Qingshan’s expression.
“Forget it?” Teng Qingshan glared at Tie Fan.
Tie Fan was anxious.
Through his Martial Ancestor, the Blind Swordmaster, Tie Fan, knew that after two battles, the relationship between Jing Yi and himself was comparable to that of fire and water. If any one of them had enough power, the other would be killed. Could two people who hated each other that much mend their relationship, making it so that no hatred could exist between them?
It would be too difficult.
“It is as Martial Brother Gu Yong said, Emptiness Realm Experts are people who care a lot about their reputation. To those who have achieved such a high position, reputation is extremely important! Martial Ancestor and Jing Yi had fought again and again. They are like water and fire.” Tie Fan was extremely nervous. “Now that the existence of his Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast has been made known to the entire world, many sects would definitely wish to befriend Jing Yi for its sake.”
“Jing Yi could use the Demonic Beast as a bargaining tool to get the other sects to kill Martial Ancestor for him! This was definitely possible!” Tie Fan knew this well.
In reality… The Blind Swordmaster had only realized the danger after he went back and calmed down..
Gu Yong was the first to realize the danger.
This was a crisis that could lead to the destruction of Qing Hu Island!!!
If anyone wanted to borrow the Six Legged Bladelike Chi from Teng Qingshan, all he had to do was to suggest one condition—Kill the Blind Swordmaster with me! If that were the case, Emperor Yu’s Hall and the Ying Family would likely not decline the offer. Because if the Blind Swordmaster were to die, Qing Hu Island would lose its only Emptiness Realm Expert, rendering it defenceless.
This task that was not very difficult and would certainly be accepted by the powerful experts!
The Blind Swordmaster knew that in the Land of the Nine Prefectures, experts who could easily kill him exist! All it would take was one Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert, two Emptiness Realm Culmination Experts, or cooperation of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi to kill the Blind Swordmaster.
“Once the Martial Ancestor dies, Qing Hu Island will be doomed.”
“As of now, Elder Martial Brother Gu Yong has yet to break into the Emptiness Realm. It might take him another ten, twenty years or even longer to break through.Tie Fan was worried and afraid.
The list of gifts was thrown away and it landed in front of Tie Fan.
Tie Fan’s heart sunk as he thought to himself, “Are we doomed?”
Unwilling to give up, he raised his head and pleaded anxiously, “Senior, Qing Hu Island has come with sincerity this time. We will definitely not attack Gui Yuan Sect again.”
“Hmph, do you think you can bribe me with these?”
Teng Qingshan was seated in the pavilion. He looked down at Tie Fan, whose forehead was drenched with sweat, and said, “Tie Fan, these things are precious, but they are useless to me. As for the Blind Man Tie….Hmph! Just tell him to stay obediently in Qing Hu Island. Don’t make any moves. I just might be too lazy to deal with him. However, if he were to make even a whisper, don’t blame me for being ruthless.”
“Merciful senior!” Tie Fan cheered in relief.
He understood that as long as the Blind Swordmaster did not try anything, Teng Qingshan wouldn’t be bothered with Qing Hu Island.
“Why are you still here?” asked Teng Qingshan coldly.
Tie Fan hastily smiled and said, “This little one will leave now. The items will arrive within half a day…”
“I already said I don’t want them.” Teng Qingshan’s face turned grim as he yelled, “Leave now!”
As Tie Fan saw Teng Qingshan in rage, he was so scared that he began trembling. He no longer dared to say anything.
After Tie Fan disappeared from his sight, Teng Qingshan held up his cup. He took a sip and sneered, “Blind Man Tie is smart. Indeed, with the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, I could ask the Emptiness Realm Experts from the other sects to help me kill him.
“It is not time for that yet.” Teng Qingshan had already thought this through clearly in his heart.
“What would be the consequence of killing the Blind Swordmaster?
Qing Hu Island’s destruction!
Then who would control Yangzhou? Gui Yuan Sect? Perhaps it would be the Heavenly God Palace or Emperor Yu’s Hall.
After that, it would be harder for Gui Yuan Sect to conquer the whole of Yangzhou.
“I will leave Qing Hu Island be for now.” Teng Qingshan said to himself, “Soon… In another few months, Little Blue will be here. With Little Blue’s speed, even the Godly Thunder Eagle, who comprehended the Dao of Thunderbolt, would be no match against it.”
“When that time comes, I will deal with you all one by one!”
With the combined help of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, the Undying Phoenix and soon Little Blue, who is even stronger than the Bladelike Chi, he would be able to conquer Yangzhou. When that time comes, no one would dare to say anything
After all, a team consisting of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, Little Blue, and Teng Qingshan would probably be more formidable than even a team of four Emptiness Realm experts from Qing Hu Island or the Shooting Sun God Mountain.
“Furthermore, by that time, Little Blue would have mastered its mother’s ultimate skill.” Teng Qingshan was full of expectations as he thought to himself, “According to the Phoenix’s mother, Little Blue, who had just attained the Emptiness Realm, is still unable to traverse the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Little Blue must first learn the ultimate skill that its mother had developed after several thousand years of comprehending Dao. Only then can it venture the Land of the Nine Prefectures with the ability to keep itself safe.”
Teng Qingshan was looking forward to seeing how powerful Little Blue will be.
Little Blue was supported by the even more fearsome Phoenix. The Mother of Phoenix was the hidden power.
“If I had taken those gifts, it would have made things difficult. It would have been harder for me to destroy Qing Hu Island.”
“I will just calm them with a few words first. Just wait until Little Blue arrives!”
A cold light flickered in Teng Qingshan’s eyes.
In the past, the despotic and arrogant Qing Hu Island had pursued him to the ends of the earth. Father had almost died and Lady Qing Qing, the innocent and kind girl….
“Soon! Soon! Over half-a-year has passed. No matter how late Little Blue might be, she should arrive within the next three to five months.” Teng Qingshan muttered. “And that will be the time for my revenge!”
Everything was like Teng Qingshan had expected; knowing that Teng Qingshan had such a terrifying demonic beast that was adept at both flying and digging, all the sects, one by one, sent Emptiness Realm experts to visit him. Some sects knew that they could not persuade him to join, so they tried to befriend him.
Some sects tried tempting Teng Qingshan to join with a huge amount of precious gifts.
Of the four strongest forces—Mani Temple, Emperor Yu’s Hall, the Ying Family, and the Heavenly God Palace, only the Mani Temple and the Heavenly God Palace did not visit him.
Among the few sects, the one with the most sincerity was the Ying Family!
“Looks like the Ying Family really wants to have an Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast to oversee their sect,” said Teng Qingshan while practising with the Reincarnation Spear on the field. “Besides their willingness to give me a set of Insightful Emptiness God Armour, they are also offering to lend their most precious treasure, 《The Enlightenment of God of Heaven》, to me to meditate on.
“If I was really an Emptiness Realm expert that wasn’t a part of any sect, I would have really been tempted to join.”
Among the four Divine Codices of the Land of the Nine Prefectures, the Green Lotus Sword Melody was a myth. Nobody had inherited this technique.
As for Mani Temple’s《Golden Buddha》, Emperor Yu’s Hall’s《Heavenly Book of the Nine Cauldrons》, and the Ying Family’s 《The Enlightenment of the God of Heaven》, they were exceptional techniques that were very tempting to the Emptiness Realm Experts.
Take Teng Qingshan as an example. How long has it been since he stepped into the Emptiness Realm?
However, he was able to use seventy percent of the Power of The Heavens and the Earth and combining it with his physical strength, displayed a power stronger than eighty percent of the Power of the Heavens and the Earth! What enabled him to do this was Emperor Yu’s greatest technique, the 《Thirty Six Splitting Mountain Forms》. Without this technique, even if he possessed seventy percent of the Power of the Heavens and the Earth, he would only be able to release sixty-five percent!
That was a difference of almost twenty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth!
To the Emptiness Realm Culmination Experts, the effects of the Divine Codices were probably even better!
Take Shen Gongtu of the Shooting Sun God Mountain as an example. Although he had achieved Emptiness Realm Culmination and possessed one hundred percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth, he could only display ninety percent of that power through his blade arts.
If he had a Divine Codex to meditate with, however,
A hundred percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth could, at most, show an effect of one hundred and twenty percent! That would be a difference of thirty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth. Therefore, having a Divine Codex was more efficient than comprehending another Dao.
Teng Qingshan stayed quietly in Yi City while he was comprehending the Dao of Water and aiming at entering the cultivation of the Dao of Wood
In the headquarters of the Snowy Lotus Cult, located in Huyue County of Qingzhou:
“Teacher.” Li Jun, dressed in a purple cloak, said as she bowed courteously to the High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult.
“Little Jun, this is the Sovereign.” The High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult said with respect
Li Jun lost her breath as she thought to herself, “This man is the Sovereign? The Sovereign of the Heavenly God Palace?” Li Jun peeked at the man beside High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult. This was a chubby, middle-aged man with pale skin and a friendly smile. His gaze was like the vast starry sky, seemingly able to lure people into it.
“Little Jun!” the High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult shouted deeply.
Li Jun snapped out of her daze and hastily bowed, “Pleased to meet the Sovereign.”
“Haha, our Heavenly God Palace’s master of the beast language is so young, and furthermore, to have stepped into the Innate Realm while you’re still so young, very impressive,” complimented Pei San, “and you have a very powerful husband, Li Jun. Did you know your husband has an Emptiness Ream demonic beast?”
“I just found out recently,” replied Li Jun courteously. She was secretly proud of him as she thought to herself, “Hmph, shocked by this? If you knew that Jing Yi was in fact Teng Qingshan, perhaps you would all be so surprised your eyeballs would fall out.”
“Mhmm,” Pei San nodded his head, smiling.
“Your husband is the Foreign Dignitary of the Heavenly God Palace. Yet, I have never met him. Let’s go… Li Jun, follow me and your teacher to meet your husband.” Pei San said with a smile. Originally, he had planned to meet Jing Yi after the destruction of Hong Tian City, but since he found out that Jing Yi had a very powerful demonic beast, he had decided to change his plans.
“Go see Hu He?” Li Jun was surprised.
“Little Jun, are you not leaving?” The High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult hastily approached Li Jun and dragged her disciple along.
Immediately, the High Priestess and Li Jun followed Pei San and they flew towards Yangzhou.
Hey guys! Let me write down the cultivation levels down below:
There had been some inconsistency. I just noticed it and I am sorry about that. The cultivation level won’t be very detail but it is something like this.
1. Postliminary Realm
2. Innate Realm
– Hollow Dan Innate Realm
– True Dan Innate Realm
– Golden Dan Innate Realm
3. Emptiness Realm
– Minute Subtlety
– Realm of Enlightenment
– Realm of Self-Actualization
– Broken Emptiness Realm
– Self Completion
(Emptiness Realm Culmination)
4. insightful Emptiness Realm (Also named Profound Emptiness Realm. We have decided to stick with Insightful Emptiness Realm. So Sorry about this. If you see Profound Emptiness Realm anywhere, do let us know. Thank you)