Chapter 932: If a Girl Is Raised Wealthy, Even a Hero Is Helpless
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
While Shi Tianhao and company made fun of Luo Qingwu, like Lin Feng, they knew that Chu Yang is not someone who would show off like a peacock just because he had nothing to do.
Perhaps he had this intention subconsciously. However, to Chu Yang, his purpose for doing so was to further demonstrate his sincerity.
Before the Anti-Celestial Sect War, there was a coup in the Ethereal Mountain Sect. While Li Botao and the rest sought to ally with the Mount Shu Sword Sect, Wu Yunliang, Meng Chaoran and Han Yang were fortunately on the right side. Hence, to avoid retaliation by the Mount Shu Sword Sect, they abandoned their home and followed Xiao Yan, Li Yuanfang and company to Mount Yujing.
Hence, Lin Feng would not short-change the disciples of the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
After the Anti-Celestial Sect War ended and Lin Feng suppressed the Mount Shu Sword Sect, the influence of the Mount Shu Sword Sect shrunk like never before. They were confined to only the western part of Mount Shu and their sect sealed themselves off.
The Ethereal Mountain Sect was safe and after discussions, Wu Yunliang and company decided to return to their home.
However, to avoid any Mount Shu disciples who may act irrationally out of desperation, Wu Yunliang arranged for some of his disciples to set up a separate abode in the northern part of the Kunlun Mountains as back-up.
Here, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was generous. Not only did they provide the necessary materials, they also rewarded the Ethereal Mountain Sect handsomely.
However, regardless whether it was Wu Yunliang, Meng Chaoran or Chu Yang, they all knew that the benefits from the Celestial Sect of Wonders could not last forever.
While the Celestial Sect of Wonders would not turn be so selfish as to neglect the Ethereal Mountain Sect when they no longer needed its help, they themselves knew that unless they were able to value-add to the Celestial Sect, they would surely be marginalized.
Hence, after the Mount Shu Battle, regardless whether it was the Purple Clouds Sect, the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, the Sword of Radiance Sect, the Lightning Sword Sect, the Great Barren Sword Sect or the other various smaller sects, they would all try to cosy up to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Even though spots at the top were limited, many did not mind competing for second-tier spots as allies of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. If they themselves did not take the initiative to show off their value, then they would be overtaken by the others.
The Celestial Sect of Mountain may, on account of past ties, helped their former ally out. However, if they did not do anything to improve, then they would one day fall again. To forge steel, one must be strong.
Hence, after they eliminated Li Botao and gang, Chu Yang shared some of his secrets with Meng Chaoran and Wu Yunliang. While shocking the two of them, he also stimulated their thirst for power and motivated them to work even harder.
However, right now, only Meng Chaoran and Wu Yunliang knew of this. For his own skills to further develop, Chu Yang still had a long way to go.
Furthermore, he only shared some of his secrets. For the rest, particularly with respect to his extremely realistic dream, he would share it with no one.
However, when he was with the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he showed off much more skills. Just as Lin Feng and the rest thought, to get a better deal one must demonstrate the requisite power as well as sufficient potential.
Earlier, in the battle against the Nine Netherworld Ghostly Monkey King, he had already revealed his Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique. Hence, Chu Yang, in the Steel Polarity Mine, revealed another one of his trump cards, which was the two Blood River Divine Swords that the came up with.
Through observation, Chu Yang could ascertain pretty early on that, unlike others, Lin Feng and his disciples would not covet him even after he demonstrated the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique and the Blood River Satanic Mantra. All it did was to pique their interests.
Hence, Lin Feng and the rest would not spread this piece of information and thus, there was nothing for Chu Yang to worry about.
While he was calm and someone who liked to think deeply, Chu Yang’s heart still brimmed with energy and sharpness, he too liked to swiftly settle matters with his sword.
Of course, he would not deny that whenever Luo Qingwu appeared before him, he could not control himself.
“What a shame, young fellow. If you change your environment and your upbringing, you may truly become my disciple,” thought Lin Feng as he stared at Chu Yang. He laughed in his heart, “What a hero! If you show off your skills and power in one fell swoop, you may have the chance of stunning the girl off her feet. There’s no need for you to force yourself to behave like a long-suffering wife who must tread carefully with each step. How painful is that?”
Lin Feng’s laugh was unkind as he continued, “However, I have four such people like you under me. Furthermore, I have one of each type!”
“I have one heroic one who values brotherhood above anything else, one scholarly one who is still capable of impressing everyone with his occasional bursts of skills, one ice-cold, regal and slightly distant one and one who mischievous and playful one.”
Lin Feng shook his head non-stop as he continued, “Luo Qingwu’s grew up in an environment where she was surrounded by four, powerful men who breathed power like air. If you could impress her, I am more than willing to supply the dowry.”
“Hehe, a girl must truly grow up wealthy.” Thinking about it here, Lin Feng sighed, “The wisdom of the ancients is truly real.”
As Lin Feng was thinking about all these nonsense, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao, Chu Yang and the rest continued down their path. They broke through the Choucheng and finally entered a cave at the center of the mine. In it, there was a tunnel leading to an even deeper region of the cave.
As they walked along the tunnel, they could clearly feel the Primordial Magnet Power increasing.
At that time, to Chu Yang, Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, what they had to pay notice of was not the Choucheng Tribe but instead, the almost solid Primordial Magnet Power.
Even without the Choucheng, the Primordial Magnet Power around them were gradually concentrating into rays of magnetic light.
Shi Tianhao’s expression did not change. The relaxed smile on his face was still there. However, a powerful, primal power began to spread as he helped those who had yet to reach the Immortal Soul stage block off the Primordial Magnet Power.
Most of the Choucheng were slain and the rest were retreating. Before the group of disciples from the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they had completely lost their courage to stop them.
“What now? They seem to be heading straight for the interior of the mine.” On one side, a male Demonic Lord stage Choucheng looked at an older Choucheng and asked. The older Choucheng shook his head slowly and said, “The spell formation is useless against them and under this condition, there’s no way to stop them. Sending our sons after them is akin to sending them to their death.”
The younger Choucheng said in panic, “The first group of people sought the Polarity Steel. Now, this group of people are making a beeline straight for the interior of the Polarity Steel Mine. Where should we go?”
The old Choucheng said, “We should focus on defeating the first group of people and let the second group be on their way. Just now, I sensed through the spell formation that more powerful beings had entered. This time, they aren’t humans but demons instead. Perhaps they are here for these humans.”
“I understand, I will let our sons retreat,” said the younger Choucheng. Suddenly, he said, “Do you think they are here for the mysterious space underneath the mine?”
The old Choucheng nodded his head and said, “You may be right. The second group is completely different from the first group. It does seem to be the case.”
The younger Choucheng suddenly started laughing, “That’s great. Ever since the Grand Sage entered the mysterious space, he hasn’t come out.”
“The second group is truly strong, particularly those two youths who did nothing. No one knows the true extent of their powers, and that’s truly terrifying,” said the old Choucheng, “However, if powerful demons are coming straight for them, then it should be enough to settle them.”
The younger Choucheng said, “They killed so many of our sons. They must die here!”
The older Choucheng frowned and said, “They have reached the interior and the spell formation could no longer sense their movements.”
Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company had reached the deepest parts of the mine. Just as they were about to enter it, the white magnetic light completely disappeared and darkness fell over them.
Everyone felt as if they had entered some dark tunnel.
However, even though the white magnetic light had disappeared, it did not mean that the Primordial Magnet Power had weakened. Instead, the Primordial Magnet Power grew even stronger than before.
Even Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were unable to use their supernatural awareness in this environment. All they could do was to use their five senses to feel the world around them.
Yang Qing and the rest could only move normally under the protection of Shi Tianhao’s mana. If not, not only would this powerful Primordial Magnet Power isolate their supernatural awareness, it would even harm them.
Looking at the black tunnel, Wang Lin said calmly, “This isn’t a sturdy tunnel. While the walls and ground appear present, they are actually made from countless specks of dust which are being manipulated by the strong Primordial Magnet Power to form an illusory scene.”
If they want to mine for anything here, they would only dig up tiny specks of powder and dust. These specks could only solidify into something concrete with their own forces of attraction after they had left this area that exuded Primordial Magnet Power.
Something that may appear to be as big as a house may be no bigger than a fist outside.
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said, “That’s right. This Steel Polarity Mine is much bigger than the one in the Celestial Wonder World and hence, the Primordial Magnet Power here is stronger. However, it appears to be in decay.”
Wang Lin took note of his surroundings and said, “Without over-mining, this mine should be able to replenish itself bountifully. The sign of decay is caused by something. Perhaps what master told us to find is here.”
Shi Tianhao said with a laugh, “We can search for it later. Let us welcome those behind us first.”
After they left the Great Zhou Empire, the Luopan once again kicked into effect. This time, it pointed to the area behind them.
Right now, the Luopan’s needle no longer trembled violently but instead, stabilized. This means that someone was getting nearer to them.
Regardless whether it was those who entered the mine shortly after them or the Great Zhou Empire, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao would not allow them to create unnecessary trouble.
Shi Tianhao too note of his surroundings and felt the terrible Primordial Magnet Power. He smiled and said, “This is good indeed.”
As he said that, his magic treasure, the Purple Skull of Angmao, appeared. As the purple thunder light flashed, it tapped on the Primordial Magnet Power around them too.
In that instant, the entire Steel Polarity Mine appeared to be drowned in a sea of purple thunder light.