Battle Emperor Chapter 15

I’ve never actually used aho-updates, but feel free to tell them I’m doing this. As long as I don’t have to report every time I upload something to them, I’m fine with it (y)

I should also make note that Xie Ao Yu only seems to have a divergent flame prototype and not a full divergent flame. So I’m trying to reflect that now in future translations.

Chapter 15

“Bing Wu’s going to leave?” Xie Ao Yu looked at Bing Wu.

You Lan Ruo began to rise into the air without moving a muscle and flew straight to the top of the waterfall to enjoy the scenery. Her floaty manner was like a fairy’s.

There was an unspeakable elegance.

Xie Ao Yu looked on jealously. One day, he would also reach that level.

“Ao Yu.” Bing Wu’s pretty face was full of sadness.

“Where are you going to train?” Xie Ao Yu asked softly.

“To the Heng Duan Mountain Range.” Bing Wu crouched down and sat next to the pond, “Teacher said that the Heng Duan Mountain Range is full of spirit beasts and also masters. It’s the best place to cultivate and reach my full potential in order to better place in the Continent Youth Competition.”

Heng Duan Mountain Range was Qi Ao continent’s largest mountain range.

Its distance from Langya City was not too far and one could reach it in only ten or so days,  which is why there were so many mercenaries in Langya City.

In fact, Xie Ao Yu had also thought about going before.

He wanted to advance his strength quickly. Only cultivating at home was unrealistic. He needed someone to train with, and only enduring harsh training could he realize his potential.

So he decided: after he had finished his business with Xie Kun and Xie Zhe, he would go to the Heng Duan Mountain Range to train. This was practically the desire of every person who wanted to participate in the Continent Youth Competition and seize first place among his peers. There was even a chance to meet a future opponent in the competition there. And thus he decided to go.

“That’s also good, if the amazing Butterfly Queen herself is teaching you, I believe Bing Wu will definitely be the champion of the competition. I’ll prepare myself for the wedding.” Xie Ao Yu quipped.

“Stupid Ao Yu.” Bing Wu’s pretty face blushed red as she replied angrily.

That soft and beautiful face looked even more charming, Bing Wu was already become mature, the slightest facial expression could cause ripples in a person’s heart.

Xie Ao Yu also sat at the pond’s edge.

The two of them sat side by side.

The water cast a beautiful reflection.

“Ao Yu, have you really gained a divergent flame?” Bing Wu asked.

Xie Ao Yu laughed and said, “How could it be that easy? You’re unclear about the matter. To have a divergent flame, first you need to be compatible with the fire attribute; otherwise, I think your teacher would have gone to get the divergent flame at Howling Wolf Mountain. I don’t have the fire attribute, but I have a Shadow Demon Spirit Fire prototype, probably due to my constitution. That’s why your teacher would tell me to go try it.”

“Ah, I’ve been to the location of the divergent flame. It’s very powerful. Teacher originally planned to let her Spirit Beast pet, a Wind-Fire Meteor Rainbow Butterfly, retrieve it, but because the Wind-Fire Meteor Rainbow Butterfly already had strong flames, it rejected the divergent flame; otherwise,  with that divergent flame, the Wind-Fire Meteor Rainbow Butterfly could have advanced another level.” Bing Wu said.

“And that’s why I’m going to just test my luck.” Xie Ao Yu shrugged. He planned on obtaining the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire prototype, but it raised his fighting power a bit and had already made him happy.  After ten years of being mocked and taunted, he had become a different person. “Oh yeah, what divergent flame was it?”

Bing Wu replied, “It’s the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame.”
(TN: 地肺心炎 suggestions for the name? I suck at names. Most of the other names I stole from the previous translator. Hope he/she doesn’t mind o.o )

So it was that kind of divergent flame, Xie Ao Yu thought.

Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame is an outstanding type of divergent flame. There was a big gap between it compared to Ziyan’s Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, but Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame had an odd characteristic, which is that it could mature.

All divergent flames had prototypes forming processes.

Once formed, they would not change, but Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame was different. After it had transformed, it would still have the ability to mature further. This potential was found in magma.

If it had been formed in the magma, the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame prototype could most likely be swallowed. Any following advancements by the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame would greatly increase its power.

“Bing Wu.”

A quiet voice came from behind them.

Butterfly Queen You Lan Ruo appeared behind them like a ghost.

“I have to go.” Bing Wu said.

“Remember, safety first.” Xie Ao Yu quietly said, “Who knows, maybe we’ll see each other again soon.”

Bing Wu bit her lips and nodded her head, her eyes became tender, and then suddenly leaned forward, hastily saying, “I’m going to miss you.” Then she turned away and ran.

You Lan Ruo took Bing Wu into the sky and flew off into the distance.

Staring intensely at the two figures disappearing into horizon, it was only once they were completely gone that Xie Ao Yu looked away.

Even though the beauty had left, her smell still lingered.

Due to their frequent cultivation, he and Bing Wu hadn’t met that often recently, but now that she was gone, Xie Ao Yu felt a sense of loss, as if something was missing.

Xie Ao Yu looked towards the water fall, the pond, the rapids, and the forest.

A breeze passed through.

The sense of loneliness increased further.

“Maybe I should hurry my actions and forge my own path a bit earlier.” Xie Ao Yu muttered to himself. He put away the Light Spirit Holy Sword back into its sheath. “Xiao Bai, let’s go, we’re going to go see the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame.”

“Yiya!”

Xiao Bai came out of the middle of the waterfall.

One man and one animal left the foot of the mountain, heading away from Langya City and straight for Howling Wolf mountain.

Howling Wolf Mountain was located south of Langya city. The mountain itself was not too tall, but it was the highest peak south of Langya city. The mountain was covered in lush forests and filled with spirit beasts.

Xie Ao Yu had gone to the Howling Wolf Mountains many times, but never discovered the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame. Even now, if Bing Wu’s teacher hadn’t told him, he still wouldn’t have known about it and most likely would never have had a chance of finding it. Now, even though he knew the location of where the cave’s entrance was, it still took him half a day to find it.

It was a very common-looking cave.

In fact, you could tell that many people had come through here before, but no one had known that inside this cave there was a divergent flame. After Xie Ao Yu arrived at about ten meters away from the entrance of the cave, he used his hand to measure from the bottom of his foot to his waist, felt for a protruding rock and then twisted it gently.

“Creak…”

In front of him, the wall began to move by itself.

This was a mechanism.

“For the Ao Te Si family to have discovered this place, it must have been an accident.” When Xie Ao Yu  heard You Lan Ruo talk about this place’s divergent flame, he had already judged that it was the one the Ao Te Si family had discovered years before.

After all, it was impossible for divergent flames to be born within a thousand miles of each other.

That was to say, since Howling Wolf Mountain had a divergent flame, then within a thousand miles of Howling Wolf Mountain, you would not be able to find a second divergent flame. even if the all the conditions to create a divergent flame were prepared, there was still no way to materialize one. Someone either had to obtain the divergent flame or it had to be extinguished in order to form a new divergent flame.

Thinking about it, Xie Ao Yu suddenly laughed.

The Ao Te Si clan had discovered a divergent flame, which led to Xie Gan and Xie Kun’s estrangement, then Xie Gan had been poisoned by Xie Kun, and now that divergent flame was right in front of him.

Everything had come full circle. The world really was full of unexpected things.
(TN: Not sure how to translate数年的轮回)

Xie Ao Yu strode into the cave, at the same time pulling out the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword and readying it. Xiao Bai emitted a ball of light to light up the path, and then the two of them went forward.

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Battle Emperor Chapter 14

Just a heads up to the two people who actually read this, I definitely won’t be updating daily unless there’s some sort of miracle and I become actually good at Chinese/English.

Also, feel free to complain if you think I’ve added too many translator notes.

Chapter 14

Originally, Xie Ao Yu had earth, thunder, and wood as his three attributes, when he found his qi, it was generally mixed with characteristics from all three, and when he used Dragon Overlord Boxing there were hints of the attributes in his attacks, but there would only be those three attributes, none of the others.

For example, Dragon Overlord Boxing had earth attributes.

When Xie Ao Yu used Dragon Overlord Boxing, then the earth attribute would appear vigorously every time it was used, then the vigorous earth attributes were predominant.

Of course Dragon Overlord Boxing was a bit special; there were many characteristics of different fighting styles mixed into it. Right now Xie Ao Yu was still far from being able to use the full power of Dragon Overlord Boxing, but since he was being accompanied by Ziyan’s Shadow Demon Spirit Fire divergent flame to cultivate Medical Spirit Finger, he found out that he had gained the fire attribute.

It could only be said that it seemed like he had gotten it, because previously he had used an attribute testing crystal ball to test, and he hadn’t had the fire attribute then, but that the other three kinds. However, when he used his qi, it really did feel like his qi had fire properties, specifically properties like the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire.

That was impossible.

Well, if it was real then it was real, if it was fake then it was fake.

“Xiao Bai, what do you think?” Xie Ao Yu waved his sword around.

The Lightning Spirit Holy Sword emitted a light, and a slight swipe pulverizing a boulder into pieces, sending pieces of rock everywhere, and at the same the sword seemed to emit a slight sensation of burning.

“Yiya, yiya!” Xiao Bai heavily nodded, saying that there was indeed traces of fire.

Xie Ao Yu rested the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword on his shoulders and laughed, “This is pretty weird. Maybe because big sis Ziyan has been helping me cultivate Medical Spirit Finger, I now gained the fire attribute as a result?”

But after thinking about it, Xie Ao Yu felt like that was too incredible to be true.

Attributes were decided at birth. If there was any influence on it, the parents would have the biggest impact, then the environment that the woman was in during the pregnancy. As for a person changing attributes, that’s not to say that it never happened before, Xie Ao Yu had once read a book where it had happened, but it needed incredibly complicated stuff to go with it.

But now it happened to him because of the tri-colored ball.

This increased Xiao Ao Yu’s interest in the tri-colored ball. What in the world was that thing?

It gave him enormous power.

Even disregarding Thunder God Smelting Body technique scroll’s electricity.

It had allowed him to cultivate his qi.

Now he was emitting Shadow Demon Spirit Fire attributes. Every part was amazing, and it could be said that the tri-colored ball’s miraculous power had completely changed Xie Ao Yu’s life.

Xie Ao Yu went to the pond edge, reached his hand out towards the water, and clenched his fist.

Qi surged out, the water began to cling to itself and formed a small ball inside his hand. Xie Ao Yu then slowly poured his qi into the small water ball.

Fire and water restrained each other.

Once qi entered in, without any effort from Xie Ao Yu, it would naturally mixed homogeneously, but there were traces of flames that were once hidden that could not.

It was finally revealed.

“Yiya!” Xiao Bai’s eyes widened.

Seeing that flickering flame in the small water ball, its figure seemed exactly the same as Ziyan’s Shadow Demon Spirit Fire except the small flame seemed more illusory and seemed more unreal.

“It looks like this is Shadow Demon Spirit Fire primary stage.” Xie Ao Yu muttered.

If he had gained Ziyan’s degree of mastery over Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, that would be way too scary. If you knew Ziyan, then you knew the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire could match against masters of Sage level and below.

Xie Ao Yu shook his hand and threw out the small water ball.

At the same time, his qi completely went into the pond’s surface.

“Boom!”

A fiery shadow suddenly emerged.

In an instant, the pond’s water had become a waterfall and the depth increased by one meter, demonstrating the flame’s terrifying power.

Obviously, this fire was far from the original Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, but its power was beyond any other ordinary flames.

The situation made Xie Ao Yu come up with a strange idea.

If he combined many different divergent flames with the tri-colored ball in his body, what would happen? Would even Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, a formidable divergent flame, be able to hold a candle to it?
(TN: Haha, get it? Pun. I added it in there. It’s my pun. The original has no pun and but a similar meaning.)

Once this idea flashed in his mind, Xie Ao Yu didn’t think too much about it. After all, divergent flames were very rare. To be able to see one is already not bad.

“Your constitution really is weird.”

A clear, cold voice came from behind Xie Ao Yu without warning, scaring him. No one should have known he was here cultivating his qi.

Quickly turning his body, Xie Ao Yu kept alert as he looked behind him.

He caught a glimpse of Bing Wu.

“Heehee, this is my master.” Bing Wu pointed to the woman beside her.

Xie Ao Yu turned his head to look and saw the woman at Bing Wu’s side. She was very tall, with skin as white as snow, wearing an unsoiled silk qipao which exaggerated her womanly curves. A gentle breeze blew, gently making her skirt flutter, just like an angel. Her beautiful eyes were like autumn water, moving like gentle waves(?).
(TN: I couldn’t really translate this description very well. Text:

她娇躯高挑,肤色雪白,一袭结拜不染的真丝袖袍,勾勒出女人秀美的曲线,清风吹拂,香裙飘荡,宛若天仙,一双美眸宛若秋水,眸光闪动,波光潋滟。)

Without even trying, she could reject people who had come from thousands of miles away with her indifference alone. So this was the continent’s amazing woman, Butterfly Queen You Lan Ruo.

(TN: Just know that’s she’s pretty and seems like she has a cold personality.)

“Nice to see you again Senior.” Xie Ao Yu saluted.

You Lan Ruo indifferently nodded her head, “Your father once sent someone to look for me concerning your special abilities. I studied it for a little while, but failed to get any results. Can you tell me how you can cultivate qi now?”

“Junior doesn’t know either.” Xie Ao Yu realized that he couldn’t speak about the tri-colored ball. It was his biggest secret, “Junior cultivated Thunder God Smelting Body technique. Maybe it has to do with that.”

He also understood that if he wanted the amazing You Lan Ruo to believe him, he needed a convincing reason, and that one reason was the Thunder God Smelting Body technique.

After all, the Thunder God Smelting Body technique was famous across the continent as an Earth Level technique and one of the top body refining techniques.

“Thunder God Smelting Body technique?” You Lan Ruo knit her eyebrows.

“Junior’s thought process was like this: other than this, junior can’t think of anything else that changed before junior was able to cultivate qi.” Xie Ao Yu answered, carrying a strange feeling that You Lan Ruo didn’t believe him.

You Lan Ruo lightly nodded her head, “You’ve been cultivating Medical Spirit Finger?”

Xie Ao Yu was startled, and said, “Senior, how did you know?”

“I have a friend who practiced it before. Your left pinky is obviously a little different.” You Lan Ruo said, “And you have Shadow Demon Spirit Fire!”

His left pinky was only a bit thicker than his right pinky. If one didn’t look carefully, it wasn’t possible to tell the difference, but You Lan Ruo had clearly demonstrated that she could tell they weren’t the same.

She was really observant.

But he had also noticed that You Lan Ruo had really noticed the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire.
(TN: As in she had first noticed the SDSF then saw that his pinkies were different)

“That probably has to do with my constitution. Elder sister Ziyan has been helping me cultivate Medical Spirit Finger. I don’t know why, but my body now has some traces of Shadow Demon Spirit Fire.” Xie Ao Yu said.

You Lan Ruo’s eyes emitted a golden light that swept across Xie Ao Yu, examining him.

Xie Ao Yu’s heart went wild for a few beats.

It was the rumored Illusion Breaking Eye.
(TN: 破妄之眼 got a better translation? Suggestions welcome.)

This was not a lower Emperor eye technique, but was an advanced eye technique that was extremely powerful, capable of seeing through all illusions and revealing the reality.

Could it see through the ti-colored ball?

Xie Ao Yu was a little worried.

The sharp golden light rested on Xie Ao Yu’s chest area for a moment, then swept past. You Lan Ruo flatly said, “Your constitution is pretty interesting.”

Letting out a breath of air, Xie Ao Yu quickly changed the topic, choosing not to continue talking about his constitution, he asked, “Senior, after coming here, do you have any advice?”

You Lan Ruo said, “I plan to take Bing Wu away for training and wanted to let her say goodbye. Other than that, I just wanted to see the divergent flame in you. A few days ago, I accidentally discovered a divergent flame in a cave next to Howling Wolf Mountain. Maybe you can take a look, see if you can accept it.”

Battle Emperor Chapter 13

Knowing the story behind Xie Gan and Xie Kun’s  grudge further added proof that  Xie Kun was the culprit. This made Xie Ao Yu wildly cultivate, even when he was exhausted, he refused to rest.

He remembered that he had also suffered constant ridicule from Xie Kun’s son for the past three years.

Before, every time he had thought of Xie Kun, there had also been a feeling of respect and thankfulness towards him.

All these thoughts were driving Xie Ao Yu crazy.

“Not good, if I don’t vent a little, I’m going to go crazy.” Xie Ao Yu leapt up from the ground, and then woke up the sleeping Xiao Bai. “C’mon, let’s go over to Xie Kun’s place to play!”

As soon as he walked out of sixth elder’s house , he discovered that the Xie home had already become a heavily guarded fortress.

Xie Ao Yu began to walk around randomly, and after looking carefully, discovered a less guarded area. The truth was, Te Luo Si only killed those of his generation. That fact had already revealed that Te Luo Si was lacking in strength, without any way of fighting with the older generation. Naturally they wouldn’t worry too much about him intruding to attack.

Finding this opportunity, Xie Ao Yu slipped into the fourth elder’s house.

In the past, Xie Ao Yu had come here more than once, and could be considered to be familiar with the place. Ao Yu was very skilled at sneaking around and soon arrived in the house’s backyard.

This was the place that Xie Kun grew his herbs.

Once he had entered, there was a refreshing aroma wafted through the air.

There were flowers and herbs of all sorts of colors.

Then, behind these plants are Xie Kun and his son’s residence. It was currently late at night, the moon was obscured, sometimes visible, other times not, and the residence was brightened by lights and shadows could be seen moving inside it.

Relying on his familiarity with the father and son, Xie Ao Yu immediately knew that it was Xie Kun and Xie Zhe.

Xie Ao Yu stealthily crept in towards that direction.

Reaching here, he made a flying leap and reached the roof, took off some tiles, and peered in. As he did so, he heard a loud slap on a face.

“Pa!”

Xie Kun slapped Xie Zhe very hard.

“Idiot. You actually worked with Te Luo Si to kill family members.” Xie Kun lowered his voice fearing others might hear; however, his face was full of rage and emitted killing intent.

“That can’t be blamed on me though, who told them to bully me all day, humiliate me, call me useless scrap. Otherwise I wouldn’t have…” Xie Zhe tried to excuse himself, but seeing Xie Kun raise his hand again, he quickly shut his mouth.

Xie Kun’s face was livid as he paced back and forth across the room.

Seeing the father son couple arguing, Xie Ao Yu the feeling in his heart could be called happy. He told Xiao Bai to stay down and prepare to create a fire at any time.

“What’s the story with Xie Gang?” Xie Kun coldly said.

“Even I don’t know about that. I only let Xie Gang go to Te Luo Si to contact him. Who knew that Te Luo Si would kill him. That idiot Xie Gang definitely annoyed Te Luo Si.” Xie Zhe said.

Xie Kun squinted his eyes together and stared at Xie Zhe. He discovered that his son was really ruthless. That Xie Gang was his sworn brother, but as soon as Xie Gang had died, not only did he not feel remorse, but was already insulting the dead.

“Father, you, don’t look at me like that.” Xie Zhe began to worry for his life due to the frightening aura Xie Kun emitted.

Shaking his head, Xie Kun said, “You are so ruthless. If you weren’t my son, I’d kill you right now.”

Xie Zhe was terrified as a shiver ran down his spine, but he muttered, “If you’re so strong, you would have killed Xie Gan instead of sending him into a coma.”

“What did you say?” Xie Kun suddenly stepped forward, grabbed Xie Zhe by the collar, raising off the floor, “How do you know about this matter? Speak!”

Xie Ao Yu who was still on the rooftop immediately pricked up his ears.

Xie Zhe grabbed Xie Kun’s hand and trembled as he said, “Father, I’m your son! Please don’t kill me! I heard it by chance! I’m telling the truth!”

Xie Kun’s face muscles twitched and twisted into a hideous face, fiercely swung his hand, throwing Xie Zhe onto the ground, “This matter, do not let anyone else know, otherwise…”

“I won’t say anything, I definitely won’t talk.” Xie Zhe yelled.

But it seemed a little strange to Xie Ao Yu.

Because he felt like Xie Kun actually wanted to kill Xie Zhe.

“Remember, if this matter becomes known, your death will be very miserable. If it’s like that, it would be better if I gave a pleasant one now.” Xie Kun’s face was livid.

“Father, could it be…” Xie Zhe asked.

Xie Kun coldly said, “I don’t have a divergent flame, and I don’t have any special recipes, how could I refine a poison that even Master Ziyan can’t cure. It was given to me by someone else.” He said in a breath, “You go back and rest. Remember this, from now on, unless I give you permission, do not go outside.”

Xie Zhe wanted to ask for clarification, but seeing Xie Kun’s angry face, he closed his mouth again and quietly returned to his room.

“Unleash the flames!” Xie Ao Yu yelled down to below after seeing this situation.

Long since finished with preparations, Xiao Bai immediately began to extravagantly wave it claws around.

In an instant, the skies were filled flying fireballs.

Individually, each one of these fireballs was weak, but by the number of them was amazing.

“Hong hong hong…”

The flowers and herbs were ignited on fire and burned fiercely.

Xie Ao Yu picked up Xiao Bai and began running away, knowing that the Xie family members would notice, especially since they were currently in high alert.

“Thief! Stop!”

Xie Kun saw Xie Ao Yu’s outline in a glance and cried out, and then he leapt to follow.

Once he had thrown Xiao Bai out, in order to avoid being seen, after all, in the Xie Family, the only person with a white spirit beast is him. At the same time he understood, since he was being pursued by Xie Kun, if poison was used, his life would really be in danger.

Then he ripped off a piece cloth to cover his face, took out the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword, and fiercely slashed.

Under the moonlight, the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword left a trail of purple light in the sky.

During the sharp whistling sound before the first had found its mark, Xie Kun had already pulled out a cane knife.

“Kacha!”

The cane knife was cut in half.

Xie Kun was knocked away by the blow.

Xie Ao Yu had cut the knife into two in an instant, giving Xie Kun no way to continue chasing. He then turned and leapt out of Xie Kun’s residence, and melted into the night.

Only after he had reached a safe spot did Xie Ao Yu let out a breath of air, with the blackness of night as his insurance.

At the same time, he understood Xie Kun’s real fighting capabilities. He really was useless scrap, already few decades old person, but still only a middle advanced level.

If he hadn’t been an alchemist, Xie Ao Yu would have used the thunder spirit knives and Dragon Overlord Boxing to already kill him.

But, hearing Xie Kun and Xie Zhe’s angry argument, his heart felt a breeze of pleasantness.

After securing his safety, he immediately began to pretend that he had just seen the light from the fire, and blended in with the others as they went into the fourth elder’s home. Seeing that raging temperamental Xie Kun’s pain-stakingly grown plants were burned to nothing, his heart felt very happy.

As for the flowers that could help him with the Medical Spirit Finger, it didn’t really matter.

Medical Spirit required herbs that were of the highest quality. These were all common ones.

You two, father and son, just watch and wait until I’ve successfully cultivated the Medical Spirit Finger, and then I will definitely take care of you both personally, Xie Ao Yu secretly vowed.

After venting, Xie Ao Yu finally felt relaxed.

After finally releasing the built-up frustration, he then returned to his own home, made the servants leave, and said to the unconscious Xie Gan, “Father, I know the identity of the person who poisoned you. Today I burned the plants that he pain-stakingly grew. Wait until I’ve cultivated the Medical Spirit Finger, then I’ll get revenge!”

The following days, Xie Ao Yu began to cultivate in a frenzy.

Other than the every other day when he would go to Ziyan to practice Medical Spirit Finger, he spent at the mountain crazily cultivating his qi, gradually he found something was strange.

It was Ziyan’s Shadow Demon Spirit Fire!

Battle Emperor Chapter 12

Hi guys, it’s my first time translating. Feel free to critique it.

Chapter 12

“What? What did you say?!” Ziyan almost leapt into the air.

Taking into account all of her experiences, she should be calm even if the heavens fell, but hearing Xie Ao Yu’s words, she almost bounced up.

The flames from Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, a divergent flame that could be ranked within the top 5, unexpectedly had no effect.

What kind of joke is this!

“There’s no feeling.” Xie Ao Yu understood, it was the work of the tri-colored ball, but this time he didn’t know that this method would lead to failing to practice Medical Spirit Finger. (TN: Seems like if he can’t feel the pain, there’s no effect and he doesn’t learn the technique)

“Is there really no feeling? Punk, don’t pretend to be strong.” Ziyan said.

Xie Ao Yu laughed and said, “Do you think I look like I’m pretending to be strong?”

If you don’t, then I do!” Ziyan eyes widened, “It’s me pretending to be strong, my God!”

“Ah?”

Xie Ao Yu was stunned by Ziyan’s foul language. (TN: I diluted that “My God” earlier to a more kid-friendly phrase)
“What are you looking at, never seen a pretty lady with a dirty mouth?” Ziyan said as she glared. She strongly said, “Even if a pretty lady says some foul language, it’s because of you, you little freak! Even bathed in my shadow demon spirit fire and there’s still no feeling, what a freak! I definitely need to study it.”

“Alright, do you want me to also take off all of my clothes?” Xie Ao Yu laughed as he said.

“Little punk, you dare to try and take advantage of me.” Ziyan increased the strength of the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire.

But Xie Ao Yu’s reaction was still the same—not even the slightest feeling.

He only felt a little bit of heat coming from his fingers, entering into his left chest. It seemed as if it was all being gathered and absorbed by the tri-colored ball.

The potion and alchemist pills began to dissolve, gradually circulating into Xie Ao Yu’s fingers.

In fact, these things were being dissolved by the tri-colored ball but not absorbed and were stored in Xie Ao Yu’s finger instead, causing his finger to feel heavier.

At the same time, Ziyan gradually increased the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, she carefully observed Xie Ao Yu. It seemed there really was no feeling. This made Ziyan sigh as she said, “Looks like you really can become the second practioner of Medical Spirit Finger.”

“Isn’t Medical Spirit Finger supposed to have even more difficult obstacles?” Xie Ao Yu asked.

“Anyway,” Ziyan waved, “As long this obstacle is passed, you just need enough time to go to the Heng Duan Mountains. That place has countless exotic plants and herbs. I’ll think of a way to acquire some treasures, there’s still a lot of hope.”

Xie Ao Yu thanked her saying, “Thank you very much elder sister Ziyan.”

Ziyan laughed and said, “No need to thank me. To be able to personally create a Medical Spirit Finger practioner, I, Ziyan will have more than enough to leave my name in history. To me, how could this reason not be a lifetime achievement?”

As the two of them laughed, the medicines had already made their way into Xie Ao Yu’s finger.

“Alright, we’ll stop here for today. Come back the day after tomorrow. Remember to come at least once every two days.” Ziyan told him.

“If I do something else, will it be affected?” Xie Ao Yu asked.

“Nope, you can do whatever. As long as you don’t cut that finger off, it’ll be fine.” Ziyan said.

That was good, Xie Ao Yu still wanted to cultivate.

Even wilder cultivation!

Fourth elder Xie Kun’s real strength was perhaps very lacking, but it had already reached middle advanced level. He needed to cultivate Medical Spirit Finger unceasingly and also cultivate his qi.

True strength was essential!

After saying goodbye to Ziyan, Xie Ao Yu returned to the Xie house. He planned to continue cultivating. Now he knew who had harmed Xie Gan, provoking Xie Ao Yu to cultivate frenzily.

“Ao Yu!”

He had just gotten home when family head Xie Lian suddenly entered.

“Uncle, what’s wrong?” Xie Ao Yu asked.

Xie Lian’s face was very ugly, “Ao Yu, do you still remember what I told you about the situation of someone killing family members?”

“I remember.” Once he heard this Xie Ao Yu knew it the matter would have to do with Xie Gang. He stood still and listened.

Just now, someone found Xie Gang’s corpse!” Xie Lian’s two hands were behind his back as he paced across the room back and forth, “I specifically came here to tell you, until the killer is caught, do not go outside.”

Xie Ao Yu could see Xie Lian’s concern for him. Because Xie family members had died, Xie Lian’s condition looked terrible, but he had rushed over to tell Xie Ao Yu about the situation himself. This action warmed Xie Ao Yu’s heart.

Xie Ao Yu even had an urge to tell Xie Lian the truth.

In the end, he held back though.

“Uncle, do you know if my father and fourth elder had any ill will towards each other?” Xie Ao Yu asked.

“Why would you suddenly ask this?” Xie Lian was startled.

Xie Ao Yu bitterly smiled and said, “You’ve probably already heard, Xie Zhe has never been friendly to me. Ever since my father went into the coma, in the past three years, he’s practically been torturing me for fun.”

“That is…” Xie Lian frowned.

When Xie Ao Yu saw this, he knew there was something wrong, “Uncle, please just tell me. At least let me understand why, rather than keeping me ignorant while being bullied.”

Xie Lian sighed and regretfully said “It’s my fault, once Xie Gan fell into the coma, I didn’t watch over you enough and let that Xie Zhe jerk bully you.”

“I don’t blame uncle.” Xie Ao Yu didn’t feel reproachful, but instead was very grateful. He could see how well Xie Lian had treated him these past three years.

“Ah, the reason Xie Kun’s and your father’s grudge is because of the Ao Te Si family.” Xie Lian sank into old memories, “That year, your father and Xie Kun were our Xie family’s pillars—one fighting genius, one talented alchemist. They were each other’s supporters, causing the Xie family’s power to grow. Their eventual fallout was due to a divergent flame.”

After hearing Xie Lian’s words, Xie Ao Yu finally understood why. That year the Ao Te Si family had discovered a divergent flame, but the Ao Te Si family didn’t have an alchemist so they wanted to keep quiet about the matter. They didn’t think that their rival already knew, and also didn’t know where Xie Kun received the news. Xie Kun then went to find the person who had found the flame.

In the end, before it was found, because Xie Gan knew the Ao Te Si family wanted to fight with the Xie family, they made the first move, massacring the Ao Te Si family, beheading the only people who knew where the divergent flame was, and thus causing Xie Kun’s hatred of Xie Gan.

“The alchemist occupation is special because if you want be a high-ranking alchemist, even master level or sage level, you need two things. One is a high level medicine refining technique, and the other is a divergent flame. Originally, the Divergent Flame was within reach, but your father extinguished that hope. Naturally Xie Kun came to hate your father, and that’s why since then the two have never spoken. However, your father didn’t know about the situation. Once he heard about the news, he immediately came back which is why they don’t turn away from each other every time they see each other. It was only after your father’s coma that Xie Kun finally put aside his hatred and started to look for a treatment method.” Xie Lian said.

Put aside his hatred?

Looking for a treatment method?

Xie Ao Yu cursed Xie Kun’s despicableness from his heart. Clearly he was the one that caused it, this despicable person. I will definitely make you pay for your actions.

“I don’t think that’s for certain. Maybe he’s the one who caused it.” Said Xie Ao Yu.

“Impossible. Absolutely impossible,” Xie Lian refused to believe.

Xie Ao Yu said, “If it was him, what will uncle do?”

“That is…” Xie Lian shook his head, “But it’s definitely not him. He’s our Xie family’s top alchemist.”

Xie Ao Yu didn’t ask again. He understood Xie Lian’s reasoning, of course he was very clear that Xie Lian’s actions were for the whole Xie family. It seemed like he could only count on himself.