Chapter 819: Uncommon
After they finished their meal, Xiao Luo, Ghost, and Duck Emperor immediately headed toward the venue where the God Weapon Conference was being held.
It was at the heart of Tawara City, and there was a very spacious square. Massive crowds of people gathered at that square. Most of them were martial artists who visited upon hearing news of the conference. In the center of the venue, stood what looked rather like an altar. There, dwarven elders were seated while others stood and watched from a distance.
Many came to the conference with one thing in mind—to see if they had any chance to own a God Weapon forged by the excellent dwarven craftsmen.
Xiao Luo was not interested in the God Weapon Conference, unlike Ghost and Duck Emperor. Not wanting to dampen their spirits, he decided to stay for an hour or two. It would give them sufficient time to feast their eyes on some of these weapons. And if there were any suitable for them, he would willingly spend some money to purchase them for his friends.
To his dismay, he discovered that the young man named Chen Feng was not far away from them. To make things even more awkward, Chen Feng noticed him and walked over.
“Brother! We meet again!” Chen Feng had a smile on his face—it looked more like a smirk.
A woman accompanying Chen Feng mocked, “I remember him saying that he was not here for the God Weapon Conference. I wonder what is going on.”
“Senior Brother Chen, I think they are safeguarding against us. Since it is the case, why should we stick our faces on their cold buttocks?” another guy said, looking a little displeased.
Chen Feng brushed it off with a smile and said, “It is not wrong to be cautious when one goes out. So, it is not surprising that they are wary of us. You guys should stop deriding them.”
He was the head of the group. Naturally, they gave in to him and stopped mocking Xiao Luo.
“My apologies, Brother. They bear no ill intentions,” said Chen Feng to Xiao Luo.
“You do not have to apologize to me. We merely encountered by chance. I do not consider us acquaintances, let alone friends. I can go wherever I please without your consent, I believe?” Xiao Luo replied indifferently. He wanted to disassociate himself from this group of people.
Xiao Luo’s mocking words were akin to a slap on the faces of the guy and girl who had made those rude remarks. Indeed, who did they think they were to make such thoughtless comments?
The girl stared at Xiao Luo indignantly and gritted her teeth. She could not contain her rage and uttered, “Arrogant fool!”
As soon as Ghost heard her, her temper shot up. Her apricot-shaped eyes opened wide as she exclaimed, “You cannot scold Xiao Luo. Apologize to him right now!”
Ghost’s outburst startled the girl who recovered quickly and sneered, “Yo, little girl, you have quite a temper for someone who does not even know how to cycle their True Inner Force. What is your issue here? Do you think what I said has insulted your lover?”
“Letting a woman stand up for you. What a man you are, my brother!” continued the guy who had ridiculed Xiao Luo earlier on.
Unable to tolerate any more of the nonsense, Ghost hurled her feet into the guy’s abdomen without a word.
The muffled thud of the heavy blow echoed as the guy doubled over and blasted backward like a cannonball. A few innocent visitors waiting anxiously to see the God Weapons were knocked to the ground when the guy crashed into them.
Chen Feng and his group stood there looking dumbfounded. They drew in deep breaths as they watched their companion sail across the air after he got kicked.
“Apologize to Xiao Luo right now! Or I will send you flying in the air too!” Ghost shouted and stared at the girl.
The girl shuddered but quickly gathered her courage and cursed indignantly, “You d*mn b*tch, learn your place!”
As soon as she finished speaking, she waved her palm at Ghost.
Her cultivation was at the Great Martial Master level. Quickly funneling her True Inner Force, a massive gust of energy surged to her palm. Like a forceful gust of wind, she moved to slap on Ghost’s shoulder.
Ghost snorted, and without even thinking, she responded with a palm technique.
The palms collided in the air and reverberate with a muffled boom. Instantly, the girl felt a powerful recoil spreading through her entire body along her arms. Her internal organs felt traumatized, and when she opened her mouth in surprise, a mouthful of blood gushed out. The girl lost control. The impact from Ghost’s hit flung her back some three to four meters, and she crashed to the ground.
The counterattack happened within a fraction of a second. It was less than five seconds from the moment Ghost defended herself until the end of the exchange. Many people did not know what was going on.
Chen Feng and the other three who were with him had their eyes wide-opened as they stared at Ghost. It was inconceivable that a girl with no True Inner Force had easily defeated their companion, who was at the Great Martial Master level.
“Humph. Nobody said you could scold Xiao Luo!” Ghost flicked the tip of her nose and snorted.
“Good job. Excellent display of power…”
Duck Emperor cheered her on while still in her pocket, giving Ghost a massive thumbs up. He dared not speak aloud because Xiao Luo had imposed a rule on him—to hold his tongue and be discreet in public.
“What are you guys doing over there? If you wish to fight, please leave. The God Weapon Conference does not welcome troublemakers!”
Two stern-looking dwarven soldiers came over and scowled at Xiao Luo, Chen Feng, and the others in a chilling tone. Ghost’s dispatch of the guy and the girl had caused quite a commotion.
“We are sorry for the offensive conduct. But we were not fighting. We are just learning from each other,” Chen Feng hurriedly replied to the soldiers and greeted them with a smile.
“We do not allow dueling as well. We are holding a God Weapon Conference here, my friend. You may not disrupt public order while in here,” a dwarf soldier retorted.
“Yes, yes, yes, you are right. We will not create any more chaos in the Conference,” said Chen Feng, lowering his posture.
With that assurance, the two dwarven soldiers turned around and left.
After the incident, the injured guy and girl returned to the group. They did not dare to look directly at Ghost. Even when they peeked at her discreetly, their eyes were full of fear. They never once thought that the girl could be so vicious.
“Brother Xiao, young lady, I am sorry. We are the ones in the wrong. I apologize to you on behalf of my two friends!” said Chen Feng. He apologized sincerely and made a deep bow to Xiao Luo and Ghost.
“I already told you. We are not acquaintances. This is unnecessary,” replied Xiao Luo calmly.
Then he gestured Ghost with a glance and walked away. There was no need to get too close with people like Chen Feng and his group, let alone waste time talking gibberish with them.
“Senior Brother Chen, the girl sure is spooky.”
“Yeah. The girl is holding an umbrella under broad daylight. She is not only spooky but also a weirdo.”
“There is no trace of True Inner Force on her body, but yet, she possesses such brutal strength. If I did not witness it with my very own eyes, I would never believe it.”
The group gossiped amongst themselves as they watched Xiao Luo and Ghost disappear into the crowd.
Chen Feng raised his hand to stop their chatter, and said, “We live in a massive world. Many things defy common sense. If we delve into each one of them, there is no way we can get a perfect answer, even after we exhaust our lifespan. Besides, did you guys not realize? The blade in the hand of that guy she called Xiao Luo does not seem like a common item?”