Sword Spirit Chapter 22

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Chapter 22 Get Out!

Xia Chen Xi’s arrival speed was very quick. Not long after, a carriage stopped in front of the Treasure Pavilion.

Lu Xuan and the few others turned their heads and saw two well-dressed and fair-bodied women jump off of the vehicle. It was Xia Chen Xi and Lin Xin Yi. These two were holding hands, daintily walking towards the Treasure Pavilion.

However, as the two had just entered, someone blocked their path.

“Young miss Chen Xi, young miss Xin Yi, it’s been a while.” Long Zhi had a fawning smile on his face as he stood in front of the two ladies.

Suddenly having been blocked by someone, Xia Chen Xi slight frowned, looking a little unhappy, but her attitude was good and she took a look at Long Zhi. However, she discovered that she didn’t recognize this person. Immediately she asked with a bit of a puzzled tone: “You are?”   

Being asked this question by Xia Chen Xi, a bit of embarrassment appeared on Long Zhi’s face. He awkwardly smiled and introduced himself: “I am the enchanter guild’s Long Zhi. We have met a few times before.”

Long Zhi? Xia Chen Xi searched her memories and discovered that she didn’t have any sort of impression of him. The amount of people in the enchanter guild wasn’t a small number. With her identity, everyone would recognize her, but those that were qualified to be remembered by her was not a large number.

Xia Chen Xi could endure speaking with Long Zhi, but Lin Xin Yi didn’t have any interest towards Long Zhi who had popped up out of who knows where and she directly ignored his presence. Her eyes passed by him and saw Lu Xuan behind him. Her face immediately became happier.

“Lu Xuan, do you still remember me? We meet again.” Lin Xin Yi said as she simply cast off Xia Chen Xi and walked over to Lu Xuan, blinking a pair of moist eyes.

“I remember. Of course I remember.” Lu Xuan nodded with a little embarrassment, his face turning a little red. Facing such a beautiful young lady like Lin Xin Yi, Lu Xuan who had just awakened interest in the opposite sex, naturally felt a little odd.  

Receiving Lu Xuan’s response, Lin Xin Yi immediately began to giggle excitedly, revealing two cute dimples, and her eyes were bright.

Lin Xin Yi also didn’t know why, although she had only met Lu Xuan yesterday, once she saw him she was very excited. Normally she was surrounded by an endless amount of gallant princes, similar to Long Zhi, but she only felt disgust towards them. Her feelings towards Lu Xuan were entirely different.

“As long as you remember. I’ve heard from Ninth Uncle that you successfully drew an enchantment scroll?” Lin Xin Yi continued to ask.

Once they spoke of business, Lu Xuan finally began to normalize. He nodded his head and said, “It should be a success, however, senior said he couldn’t appraise it, thus we specifically troubled young miss Lin Xi and young miss Chen Xi to help appraise it.”

   Lin Xin Yi cutely spat out her tongue, saying: “I’m don’t have that ability. It’s true that Chen Xi is a talented enchanter though. Also, don’t call me whatever young miss Lin. Hearing that sounds strange and awkward. How about you call me Xin Yi.”

Finished speaking aloud, Lin Xin Yi secretly added in her heart: Others want to call me that and I won’t let them, I’ve gone easy on you.

As the two were speaking, Xia Chen Xi also finally got rid of Long Zhi and came to the side of those two.

She first greeted Ninth Uncle and then began speaking to Lu Xuan, asking with some surprise: “You’ve succeeded in drawing the Wild Explosion scroll?”

“En, the drawing was successful. I also have to thank young miss Chen Xi for the notes that you gave me. They were very beneficial. However, senior just said that he couldn’t appraise the scroll, thus we have you trouble to the young miss to appraise it for us.”

“Young miss, the transmission rune contents weren’t too clear. This old servant could not reach a verdict on this Wild Explosion scroll, and thus I called the young miss over to personally appraise it.” Ninth Uncle said.

Xia Chen Xi nodded her head, “Let me first look at the rune then.”

“Young miss Chen Xi, you don’t need to look at that rune. I just took a look at it, and it wasn’t even an enchantment scroll. It was just some smeared animal blood.” Long Zhi who Xia Chen Xi had rid herself of now once again stuck himself into the conversation and continued to talk noisily.

Just now Xia Chen Xi had spoken a few words with him causing him to be so happy he was lost, and he really saw himself as a character. Although he was a member of the Enchanter’s Guild, he was only an apprentice enchanter. In front of ordinary martial artists, putting on airs was fine, but whether it was Xia Chen Xi, Lin Xin Yi, or Ninth Uncle, none of them would put him in their line of sight.

However his putting on airs was annoying Lin Xin Yi. Her eyebrows pricked up as she glared at Long Zhi saying: “Who are you, ah? Is this a place for you to talk? Go off to the side and cool off.”

Towards other people, Lin Xin Yi would not have the same attitude as she did towards Lu Xuan, not to mention, Lin Xin Yi had some interest in Lu Xuan. Long Zhi calling the enchantment scrolls that Lu Xuan drew worthless was essentially the same as running his mouth into a wall, inflicting self-pain.

After being reprimanded by Lin Xin Yi, Long Zhi felt a little awkward, and didn’t dare to say anything.

Seeing Long Zhi’s lack of courage, Yao Lei suddenly grinned. Seeing the villain being deflated was great. It was still older brother Xuan who was powerful. He had secretly gotten young miss Lin’s favor. Yao Lei thought to himself, in a while after they went back, he would have a good talk with Lu Xuan. Young miss Lin actually had interest in him. He should take this up and become the Lin family’s in-law. Then he wouldn’t be short on money!

Without Long Zhi’s racket, Xia Chen Xi could finally calm down and look at Lu Xuan’s enchantment scroll.

Unfurling the enchantment scroll and glancing through it, Xia Chen Xi was completely shocked, her concentration suddenly became very focused. Her eyes became very concentrated on the scroll.

The entire Treasure Pavilion suddenly became very quiet. Long Zhi’s people didn’t dare to say anything, afraid of irritating Lin Xin Yi, and Lu Xuan was nervously watching Xia Chen Xi. If Xia Chen Xi also said there was no way to appraise it, then he was afraid that he would not be able to sell the three Wild Explosion scrolls in the near future.  

As for Lin Xin Yi, she seemed much more interested in Lu Xuan than the Wild Explosion scroll. Her eyes were looking at the scrolls, but from time to time she would turn her head to look at Lu Xuan and smile a little.

Only after a long time did Xia Chen Xi finally exhale a deep breath, close her eyes, and rub her temples with her hands. She seemed very tired.

Just now she hadn’t been just simply glancing at it, but had been emitting her own mental energy to thoroughly examine the rune once, which had led to excessive consumption.  

“Young miss, how is it?” Ninth Uncle couldn’t help but ask. This was the first time seeing this sort of strange enchantment scroll. Truthfully, he thought in the bottom of his heart that the scroll was most likely a success, but he didn’t dare to be sure.

Xia Chen Xi slowly opened her eyes, preparing to speak. Suddenly, she seemed to have thought of something and turned her head towards Long Zhi and his crowd, saying: “You’re called Long Zhi right?”

“Yes, yes. Does young miss Chen Xi have a request?” Hearing Xia Chen Xi say his name, Long Zhi’s eyes lit up, and he hurriedly spoke.

“Take your men and go out first.”

“Ah?” Long Zhi was dumbfounded, and hurriedly said: “That, I am also an enchanter. If young miss Chen Xi wants to study it, maybe I can help a bit.”

“Get out.” Xia Chen Xi’s tone became a bit louder. This time, she didn’t seem to have such a good temper. Even if a person’s temperament was better, they still would have a limit.

“Uh, okay then. I’ll leave first then. From now on, young miss Chen Xi can find me at the Enchanter’s Guild.” Long Zhi still didn’t fully give up and said.

“If you’re told to get out then get out. Stop it with the useless talk.” Lin Xin Yi said impatiently.

Waiting until Long Zhi’s crowd exited, Xia Chen Xi’s personal guards immediately surrounded the Treasure Pavilion to prevent others from entering.

“Bro, you said before that your relationship with Xia Chen Xi was pretty good right? Why is it now…” Long Yang wondered.

“When did I say that my relationship with her was good?” His lies exposed, Long Zhi’s face was red. Following that, he fiercely said, “What aura. Isn’t it just a girl. There will be a day that I show you my formidability, hmph.”

Finished speaking, Long Zhi brought Long Yang and the crew away. Even if they stayed here, they would just be bringing contempt on themselves.

Inside the Treasure Pavilion, Xia Chen Xi’s face was a little imposing as she looked towards Lu Xuan, “Lu Xuan, was this Wild Explosion scroll really drawn by you?”

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Sword Spirit Chapter 21

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Chapter 21 Messaging Xia Chen Xi

Hearing that Lu Xuan had come to sell enchantment scrolls, Ninth Uncle immediately became stern. For any clan, an enchanter was a very powerful resource. Also, Lu Xuan had drawn the Wild Explosion rune. Even Xia Chen Xi hadn’t succeeded yet!

“That enchantment scroll, did you bring it? I need to appraise it.” Ninth Uncle said.

Lu Xuan knew the rules. Other than some famous master enchanters, if normal enchanters wanted to sell enchantment scrolls here, they had to go through an appraisal.

He nodded his head. He pulled out a completed Wild Explosion scroll from his chest and gave it to Ninth Uncle.

Because the strong potency had all been bound by the rune, not much could be seen when just looking only from the outward appearance. In order to appraise an enchantment scroll, the only way to appraise it was through the rune.

Taking the Wild Explosion scroll, Ninth Uncle carefully and slowly unrolled it. Long Zhi on the side couldn’t help but lean in to see what exactly was going on. Although Long Yang had guaranteed that Lu Xuan wasn’t an enchanter, he was still a little worried.

Finally, the Wild Explosion scroll was fully unfurled, neatly displayed on the table. The crowd’s eyes were all staring at the scroll. Lu Xuan was actually very calm because he had a complete grasp on the situation, but Yao Lei to the side was sweating. Although Lu Xuan had told him it was a success, he couldn’t tell. He was nervously waiting for this Ninth Uncle’s appraisal result. If it really succeeded, then Lu Xuan could be said to have instantly earned a fortune!  

Ninth Uncle’s eyes slowly moved across the Wild Explosion scroll, his eyebrows tightly furrowed. He had been in the Treasure Pavilion for who knows how many years and had seen countless enchantment scrolls, but this time, he couldn’t be sure.  

Whether it was viewed as the construction and fluency of the smaller runes or the entire rune, this was undoubtedly a successfully completed Wild Explosion scroll.  

However, although these runes obviously comprised the Wild Explosion rune’s character, on closer inspection, he discovered that he actually didn’t recognize it!

Although it’s true that enchantment scroll runes all have a particular way of being drawn, and there was no way to simply imitate it based on just clues from looking at its outward appearance, however, since the Wild Explosion scroll could be considered as a low grade enchantment scroll that was difficult to make with a strong practical use, thus Ninth Uncle was rather familiar with it. But he didn’t understand this rune and he had some questions about it.

More importantly, this Wild Explosion scroll was actually drawn purely from the animal blood component. This was simply abnormal. Because of this, he couldn’t determine it properly.

“Ha ha ha ha, this is also called an enchantment scroll? You think that you can randomly slap some things together it’ll be an enchantment scroll?” Ninth Uncle still hadn’t said anything before Long Zhi began to laugh out loudly. In his voice was undisguised disdain.

“I heard that yesterday you bought a bottle of savage wolf blood here? You didn’t just just rub the blood onto this blank scroll right after you got home right? You’re making me laugh to death. If being an enchanter was easy, everyone would become an enchanter. I see that you thought about money so much you went crazy!”

Right now Long Zhi was completely believing Long Yang’s words. Lu Xuan really wasn’t an enchanter.

It should be known, Long Zhi himself was an enchanter and a member in Lin City’s Enchanter Guild. With his reliance on wealth and his identity as an enchanter, he was far above ordinary martial artists.

He also knew about the Wild Explosion scroll, however, with his current prowess, there was no way he could draw it. Previously, when Lu Xuan said he had drawn the Wild Explosion scroll, Long Zhi already began to not really believe it. Now seeing the entire enchantment scroll, he no longer had any doubts.

He had never seen an enchantment scroll constructed from purely animal blood. Even those that had heard of it, every enchanter knew that drawing enchantment scrolls needed to use the special product.

Lu Xuan ignored Long Zhi’s words and only looked towards Ninth Uncle.

After a long time, Ninth Uncle’s eyes left the scroll and looked towards Lu Xuan, slowly saying: “This scroll seems a little strange. There are some differences between it and the Wild Explosion scrolls I’ve seen. I also don’t dare to make a final verdict.”

Hearing this, Lu Xuan frowned. Although he knew that his Wild Explosion scroll and common enchantment scrolls had some differences, he hadn’t thought that there would actually be no way to recognize it.

Thinking about it, Lu Xuan spoke again: “I can offer one scroll as a test product. If it has a sufficient result, then I think it should be able to prove that my scrolls are usable right?”

Although one enchantment scroll’s price was upwards of a thousand taels of gold, in order to prove his enchantment scrolls were indeed usable, Lu Xuan couldn’t mind it. Either way he had made three scrolls. After using one, there would still be two.

Hearing Lu Xuan’s words, Long Zhi once again began laughing out loud, “Test it? What a joke. You can’t just enchant any random device, and even if there is a low-tier iron grade weapon, its price will already be a couple thousand taels of gold. Every weapon can only be enchanted once. If yours is useless, wouldn’t that have been a huge waste? If you want to test your own enchantment scrolls, then pull out your own weapons. This is the rule. Do you have a couple thousand taels of gold?”

Ninth Uncle nodded his head, saying: “Indeed. If you want to test an enchantment scroll, you need to provide the weapon yourself.”  

This time, Lu Xuan could only bitterly smile. He hadn’t thought that selling an enchantment scroll would actually be so troublesome. Right now Lu Xuan didn’t even have a single weapon. Where would he go and get an iron grade weapon?

“Older brother Xuan, should we just forget it? You’ve broken through anyway. Entering the Wind Sword Sect is a given now. Once we have money in the future we can test it again and it won’t be too late.” Yao Lei said from the side. Although he didn’t really believe that Lu Xuan could succeed in drawing out the enchantment scroll, but he didn’t feel very good seeing Lu Xuan’s current appearance.

“What people doing what things. You’re still dreaming of becoming an enchanter. Is an enchanter something someone like you can become?” Long Zhi said proudly. His sense of superiority had suddenly returned. Seeing Lu Xuan’s appearance, he felt better than if he had beaten the crap out of Lu Xuan.

However, Long Zhi’s arrogance caused Ninth Uncle to feel irritated. He still liked young people like Lu Xuan, who were neither haughty nor humble. He suddenly spoke again: “Lu Xuan, wait a moment. I’ll send a message to young miss Chen Xi. She said before that if you came to sell enchantment scrolls I should let her know. Young miss Chen Xi is an enchanter. Even if I can’t tell, maybe she will be able to.”  

Hearing this, Lu Xuan’s face immediately lit up, “Then I’ll have to trouble senior.”

He firmly believe that his enchantment scrolls had no problems. Gold will always shine.

Ninth Uncle nodded and pulled out a transmission rune. He whispered a few words, and the transmission rune suddenly vanished into a stream of light.

Now Long Zhi was a bit alarmed. Young miss Chen Xi? Was it really Xia Chen Xi? Could it be that this bumpkin Lu Xuan actually knew her?

The shop immediately became quiet. A crowd of people waited for Xia Chen Xi to arrive. Long Zhi also didn’t leave. He wanted to see Lu Xuan become disgraced!

PS: I recommend Demon Seven’s new book, <<Dark World>>. It is already a million word work <<Apocalyptic world with murder archetype>>. This is a through train.
(TN: Author: 妖七 Book: 黑暗世界 Genre:末世之虐杀原型)

 

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Sword Spirit Chapter 19

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Chapter 19 Sale

When Lu Xuan woke up, a few hours had already passed.

Recently these days he hadn’t had much proper rest. Each time he rested was only enough time to recover his soul force. This time he actually slept for a few hours, and immediately felt his mental state refreshed.

Also, when he woke up he was excited to discover, his vision and hearing and other senses had all improved by a bit. He could obviously see things more clearly.

In this regard, he wasn’t surprised. This was an obvious sign that his mental strength had improved.

He hadn’t expected that overusing his mental strength to draw the runes would actually have this kind of intriguing effect. It was quite a pleasant surprise. Mental strength was very important for enchanters. The stronger the mental strength, when drawing runes, the more sensitive your hands would be, and would be able to observe smaller details more easily.  

The Wild Explosion scroll on the table was currently emitting a crystalline glow, which seemed attractive.

There wasn’t any violent aura leaking out of the scroll. After it had been condensed into runes, the energy contained savage wolf blood had been completely bound, and couldn’t flow out. Thus there weren’t any worries about leaving it open for a few hours, the scroll’s result wouldn’t suffer at all even if it was.

Lu Xuan walked up to the completed Wild Explosion scroll and carefully rolled it up and put it away. This was something worth over a thousand taels of gold! It was enough for him to buy many dan medicines.

Looking over the newly drawn rune, Lu Xuan couldn’t help but feel lucky.

He hadn’t previously thought that practicing the runes and actually drawing it would have such a large difference. The difference in the amount of soul force consume wasn’t on the same level at all.

If it hadn’t been for the fight with Long Yang and him having the lucky breakthrough to body refining fourth level, the bone cleansing realm, then he wouldn’t have even had enough soul force to use to complete the drawing. Even at body refining fourth level, the soul force had been just barely enough, and that was only because the Tai Yi Soul Return Tactic was so powerful, letting him have more soul force than ordinary people.

However, this time’s success still brought a very valuable experience to Lu Xuan. He had gained a deeper understanding towards drawing runes and gained a better grasp on the overall situation.

Putting away the completed Wild Explosion scroll, Lu Xuan once again pulled out a low grade Wild Explosion scroll and spread it out, preparing to continue drawing. There was still enough savage wolf blood for about four or five times. Every success represented over a thousand taels of gold. Lu Xuan’s heart couldn’t help but be moved at the thought of those profits.
(TN: I believe the author made an error here and it should be a low grade blank scroll. Or maybe Lu Xuan’s just so confident that he’s thinking it’s already finished.)

Producing enchantment scrolls required great consumptions of soul force. Every time he drew, Lu Xuan had to circulate the Tai Yi Soul Return Tactic once to recover his soul force. Time silently flowed on as he continually drew and recovered.

After numerous hours, Lu Xuan finally used up all of the savage wolf blood. In total he had drawn it five times, but he only succeeded twice.

Among two of his failures, it was due to him being too relaxed, resulting in the failures. Those could be considered as low grade mistakes, and the other time was because he had constructed the rune incorrectly.

The rune had come directly from the sword crystal’s memories and was deeply imprinted in his head, but there would still be the occasional mistake. Even senior enchanters when drawing low grade scrolls didn’t dare to say that they would have a 100% success rate.

In Lu Xuan’s first time drawing enchantment scrolls, he had tried eight times and could succeed three times. This success rate was enough to make the self-proclaimed genius enchanters feel ashamed of themselves.

As for Lu Xuan, other than the three Wild Explosion scrolls, the biggest gain this time was his mental strength and his soul force had both improved by a lot.

Every time he drew the runes, it would drain his mental strength and soul force completely empty. With the previous improvements of mental strength, Lu Xuan barely lasted through the entire process and didn’t fall unconscious during it. And then cultivating under these circumstances made the improvements even more significant.  

Other than improving mental strength, at the same time Lu Xuan also stabilized into the body refining fourth level, in the bone cleansing realm, the same as Long Yang’s realm from before.

With Lu Xuan’s current strength, passing the Wind Sword Sect assessment was practically a given.

However, human desire never ended. Right now, Lu Xuan had already fulfilled the conditions to enter the Wind Sword Sect, but now he didn’t want to just pass the assessment, he also wanted to get a rank in the assessment.  

In the Wind Sword Sect’s assessment, the first ten places will receive lavish rewards, however, with Lu Xuan’s previous strength, he didn’t even dare to think about it. But now it wasn’t the same. If he could get enough resources, he had hope to improve another step, and enter into the top ten.

Looking outside, it was currently night. Lu Xuan temporarily put a halt to go to Spirit Materials Street. Going tomorrow morning wouldn’t be too late.

He once again sat down cross-legged and began to circulate his cultivation technique again.

With the unknown grade Tai Yi Soul Return Tactic, cultivating was simply a pleasure to Lu Xuan. The feeling of his strength rapidly rising let him feel very comfortable.

These days, Lu Xuan who had been stuck at the body refining fourth level bottleneck had now broken through the bottleneck, and his cultivation speed had immediately soared.

A great quantity of soul force was attracted by Lu Xuan and circulated through his body’s twenty-six meridians. At the same time it continuously entered into the bones, cleansing Lu Xuan’s bones.

At this time, in his body, the impurities in his bones were constantly being forced out, making his bone density become higher and higher. At the same time, it also added resilience. With the continuous bone cleansing, Lu Xuan’s entire person’s explosive strength would also reach a new level. It could be said, only after entering the bone cleansing realm could it be said that one had actually begun to body tempering process.

Only after another whole night of cultivating and the light outside the window became bright did Lu Xuan wake up from his cultivating.

He slowly stood up. In the span of one night, Lu Xuan’s body suddenly become a bit taller. This was a change brought by the bone cleansing.

A disgusting smell emitted from Lu Xuan’s body. He looked down and discovered that all of the clothes on his body was sticking to his body. The sticky clothes was naturally because of the impurities that had been washed out of his bones.

Frowning, Lu Xuan had to wash himself properly. He couldn’t go out like this.

After a little less than half an hour, Lu Xuan finished changing clothes. Grabbing the three thousand taels of gold Wild Explosion scrolls, stuffing them into his clothes, walked out the door, and knocked on Yao Lei’s door.

Yao Lei quickly opened the door. Seeing that it was Lu Xuan, he was startled for a moment. He said: “Older brother Xuan, why do I feel like you’re a bit different today?”

At this time, Lu Xuan had already broken through to body refining fourth level the bone cleansing realm. Not only was the expression in his eyes brighter, even his aura had an indescribable change. This sort of sudden change would naturally be seen by Yao Lei in an instance.

Lu Xuan smiled a little: “While cultivating yesterday, I already broke through.”

Broke through? Yao Lei was a little confused at first, but then quickly woke from his daze, excitedly saying: “Older brother Xuan, you’ve already broken through to body refining fourth level?”

Lu Xuan nodded and said, “En, yesterday’s fight gave me quite a bit of inspiration. Then like channel forming when water flows, I broke through. Come, accompany me to the Treasure Pavilion again.”

Yao Lei was feeling very happy that Lu Xuan had successfully broken through, and when he heard his words, he immediately nodded, “Yeah, since you’ve broken through, then there’s no need to be an enchanter, and you don’t need the materials. Let’s go return those materials and buy some more dan medicines!”

Yao Lei hadn’t thought that Lu Xuan could succeed, and hadn’t slept well all last night, his heart hurting over the wasted hundred taels of gold. However, since Lu Xuan had already broken through, then there was no rush to spend money. He naturally thought that Lu Xuan would return the goods.

“Return?” Lu Xuan couldn’t help but let out a smile: “I’m not going to return, I’m going to sell!”

 

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Sword Spirit Chapter 18

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Chapter 18 Wild Explosion Scroll

A low grade blank scroll was spread out on the table. Lu Xuan then opened the jade bottle containing the savage wolf blood. A violent aura was immediately released from the jade bottle.

Taking a deep breath, some soul force was emitted from the tip of Lu Xuan’s finger. A bit of savage wolf blood was pulled out. In the moment that the blood was pulled out, Lu Xuan felt his soul force shiver, almost making him lose control.

The savage wolf blood’s strength was truly violent and difficult to control. It didn’t seem to want to cooperate with the soul force. If he wanted to use the violent blood to draw the enchantment scroll, the difficulty would be higher.

This is also why Xia Chen Xi looked so strange when she heard that Lu Xuan wanted to only use savage wolf blood to draw the enchantment scroll.

It wasn’t only savage wolf blood, but was all animal blood. Their energies were very turbulent and violent. Enchanters didn’t have a way to fuse it together and create the enchantment scroll. For that reason, all of the enchanters in the Sky Sword Continent used specialized liquids when drawing enchantment scrolls along with the materials and medicines. It was in order to make it more cooperative.

However, by doing this, although the drawing became easier, the strength of the main material’s effect for the enchantment scroll became weaker.

Of course, this was an situation that couldn’t be helped. If it wasn’t this way, they wouldn’t have a way to create the enchantment scrolls.

If an enchanter saw Lu Xuan directly using purely animal blood to draw the enchantment, then they would probably laugh at him. This was an impossibility. Every enchanter when they start are advised that for enchantment materials, the special products are needed for it to work. Using only the pure main ingredient would lead to power conflicts. There was no way to randomly draw the rune.

Right now, Lu Xuan was confronted with a dilemma.

In order to forcefully control the savage wolf blood to draw the enchantment scroll, he would need to increase his soul force output, but if he did that, the soul force consumption would far surpass Lu Xuan’s estimation. Even though he had already reached body refining fourth level and the soul force he possessed had increased by quite a bit, it still wouldn’t be enough.

Lu Xuan’s finger continually waved through the air, pulling the savage wolf blood along, following the Wild Explosion rune’s lines, falling onto the blank scroll. On the blank scroll, a complicated rune began to appear.

But as the rune became more and more complicated, his soul force greatly decreased. In a short time, he began sweating from his forehead, and the Wild Explosive rune’s drawing was less than half complete.

Seeing his soul force wasn’t enough, Lu Xuan’s heart dropped and he immediately stopped drawing the rune.

Even if he had continued to forcefully draw it, he still wouldn’t be able to escape failing at the end. And if that was the case, he might as well save some materials.

After Lu Xuan stopped the drawing, the soul force no longer had any support, and the half completed rune shined bright, particularly where Lu Xuan had stopped continuing. The first time trying to draw was a failure, and this blank scroll and that bit of savage wolf blood had both been wasted.

A hint of grief flashed through Lu Xuan’s eyes as he thought about the tens of taels of gold wasted.

However, now was not the time for grief. Without even speaking about it being Lu Xuan’s first time drawing an enchantment scroll, even specialized enchanters couldn’t guarantee a 100% success rate. If they could get 30%, it was already something to be proud of.

Now, Lu Xuan understood the difference between using just soul force to practice and actually drawing. Soul force came from his body and was used through his finger, but when using savage wolf blood to draw, he couldn’t get that result.

Remembering the feeling while drawing from just now, Lu Xuan felt that the reason he had failed wasn’t because the reason the introductory book stated, that the potency of the savage wolf blood was too strong and that it would conflict with the creation of the run, but it seemed like it was because he wasn’t familiar with the potency of it and his soul force expenditure had been too large.

With a small groan, Lu Xuan once again pulled out the savage wolf blood, closed his eyes, and concentrating on feeling its potency.

Because he had just stopped in the middle of drawing before, there was still plenty of blood left. Wasting a bit wouldn’t hurt too much.

The blood exploded into the air, the potency slowly evaporating into the air. Lu Xuan continued to pull out small streams of blood, experiencing it over and over again, testing how to use the least amount of soul force to pull out and control the savage wolf blood.

After spending over half an hour, Lu Xuan became pretty familiar with the potency of the savage wolf blood. He sat down again and began circulating the Tai Yi Soul Return Tactic, recovering his body’s soul force. No matter what, he would need to practice in order to improve.

A bottle of savage wolf blood could be used between eight to ten times. Although Lu Xuan had wasted a bit, it could still be used seven or eight times. As long as there was one success it would be enough to make the return.

Once he had recovered his soul force, Lu Xuan once again placed a low grade blank scroll on the table and then skillfully pulled out some blood from the jade bottle. The blood was still violent, but Lu Xuan had already known its potency, and didn’t need to use his soul force to forcefully constrain it, allowing him to not use up as much soul force.

The savage wolf blood continually fell onto the blank scroll, and the Wild Explosion rune’s character slowly appeared. This time, Lu Xuan’s endured for longer than the first time, making it all the way to about eighty percent before running out of soul force and failing.

Also, this time Lu Xuan finally confirmed, as long as his soul force was enough, then it was entirely possible to use only the savage wolf blood to successfully create the Wild Explosion rune. It really wasn’t like the introductory book had said, that a special product was needed.     

As for why it was this way, Lu Xuan felt like it was possibly due to different types of runes. His rune was obtained from the sword crystal, and perhaps the rune he used was of a higher level than the ones that others used.

He continued to recover soul force, continued to draw, and experienced another failure, but this time’s drawing, Lu Xuan lasted until about 90% of the rune was complete. It was only missing the last little portion of it.

These two failures weren’t complete wastes. They provided Lu Xuan with valuable experience. This kind of practice wasn’t something that could be gotten through just theory.

Fully recovering again, after going through the two failures, Lu Xuan was 70% assured of success. After a pause to think, he once again spread out another blank scroll. This scroll’s outer appearance was obviously better looking than the ones before and was made more delicately. It was the twenty taels of gold high grade blank scroll!

For the sake of success, this time it could be said that Lu Xuan was going all in. In the previous failures, the wasted blank scrolls were only low grade blank scrolls, the price was only one tael of gold. If he failed again this time, in addition to the consumed savage wolf blood, that was nearly twenty taels of gold, which wasn’t a small number.  

Some violent savage wolf blood was once again pulled out by Lu Xuan. His finger trembled a little. A tiny refined rune began to appear on the blank scroll, flashing crystalline light.

Lu Xuan heightened his concentration, his eyes stared at the blank scroll, his finger constantly trembling. Runes settled down one after another. The entire Wild Explosion rune was composed of countless smaller runes combined together. If it was wrong in one place it would cause it to fail. If he hadn’t been using the sword crystal’s memories, how could he have learned the enchantment skill so quickly.

Soul force rapidly flowed out and the savage wolf blood was continually pulled out. A complicated and strange-looking rune was drawn on the blank scroll. The strange thin was, the extraordinarily violent blood, while being combined by Lu Xuan as runes, didn’t have any sort of conflict. The violent nature of the blood was entirely suppressed.

A bead of sweat slowly appeared on Lu Xuan’s cheek. His soul force once again neared depletion but his finger had become very stable, without any trembling. At this time, his finger had already turned into a blur. One rune after another settled down quickly.

The whole rune was already 90% complete, only missing the very last portion!

Lu Xuan only felt waves of stabbing pain in his mind. Under his full concentration, his mental strength was already a bit past its limits, but this time he persevered, counting on a strong willpower for support. This was the attempt that was closest to success! He must not fail!  

Just five more runes and it would be done!

Lu Xuan’s consciousness began to blur, his finger’s movement speed inevitably began to slow down, but under subconscious control, there was still movement. The drawing of the rune continued without interruption.

First, second, third, fourth… When there was only the last rune left, a hint of trembling finally appeared on Lu Xuan’s finger.

At this time, Lu Xuan suddenly bit his tongue, fighting his tiredness. Summoning his last bit of soul force, his finger suddenly shook, and a small rune immediately flew out, landing on the blank scroll!

The fifth, finished!

Once the last rune settled, the Wild Explosion rune’s character was finally completed!

A burst of light flashed out. The entire blank scroll exploded out with a bright light. Following the disappearance of the light, the entire rune revealed a hint of crystalline color.

Wild Explosion scroll…Creation success!    

Looking at this final scene, a smile of relief appeared on Lu Xuan’s face, then he closed his eyes and directly fell backwards. He really was too tired. Whether it was soul force of mental energy, it had all been completely emptied out. Now that he had relaxed, he couldn’t hold out anymore.

It was just, even as he went unconscious, Lu Xuan’s satisfied smile still was clearly displayed on his face.

“I finally succeeded.” This was Lu Xuan’s last thought before he fell over.

 

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Sword Spirit Chapter 14

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Chapter 14 Skills Surprising Four People

In the midst of this grave danger, where everyone else all thought that Lu Xuan was in a certain death situation, Lu Xuan moved!  

His right hand was like lightning and reached behind his back to grab and drew a smooth bamboo pole that he held in his hands.

At this time, among the martial artists around the ring, there wasn’t a single person that saw Lu Xuan’s movement clearly, including Xia Chen Xi whose strength far surpassed Lu Xuan.

They only saw a green ray of light flash. There were some sounds of “Ding Ding Ding”. After that, Long Yang’s irritating laughter suddenly stopped. The entire process happened in the blink of an eye.

When they once again looked at the situation on the ring, the situation had undergone a shocking reversal.

Lu Xuan’s posture was tall and straight. In his hand was a smooth green bamboo pole. The end of the pole was firmly resting on Long Yang’s throat. Not a single one of those killer poisonous needles from before had landed on Lu Xuan’s body. They all had fallen to the side!  

At this time, everyone froze. Even Xia Chen Xi and Lin Xin Yi were not exceptions. The entire surroundings of the martial arena was silent.

They hadn’t been able to see clearly what had happened in that moment, but from the scene in front of their eyes, it wasn’t difficult to guess what Lu Xuan had done.

In that moment, using that ordinary bamboo stick in his hand, Lu Xuan had somehow deflected all of the poisoned needles, not missing a single one.

Such divine skill!

In a moment he deflected ten steel needles. What sort of precision and unsheathing speed would that need!

It should be known, Lu Xuan was only using an ordinary bamboo pole. The resistance to bending in a bamboo pole was multiple times stronger than a swords! If it had been switched to a sword, then what sort of terrifying speed would Lu Xuan’s speed reach then?

At this time, many of the crowd’s suddenly became happy. It seemed like Lu Xuan’s exquisite use of the fist skill was only the tip of the iceberg. If at the start of the fight Lu Xuan had pulled out the bamboo pole from behind his back, then Long Yang probably wouldn’t have had the chance to use a single move, much less three.

And at this time, Lu Xuan was staring into Long Yang’s eyes with an unstoppable killing intent.

Thinking back right now, Lu Xuan couldn’t help but be scared. If he reactions had been just a bit slower just now, if he hadn’t been carrying around the bamboo pole he had used as a practice sword, then right now he would already be lying on the ground.

In that moment, Lu Xuan had directly used the Blinking Sword Skill to his limits! Right now his hand was still trembling slightly. If he had to try that again, no matter what, there was no way to reach that point that he did just now. That was potential that had been forced out through a life and death situation.

With Lu Xuan’s bamboo shoved against his throat, Long Yang’s eyes darted in confusion. Just now, Lu Xuan’s strikes had been too fast. Faster than he could imagine!

He couldn’t have imagined why or how Lu Xuan had suddenly become so strong. Was that sort of sword skill something that a human could use?

After a period of time, Long Yang recovered, the light in his eyes gradually refocused. Seeing the deadly look in Lu Xuan’s eyes, he suddenly became very spirited.  

“Don’t, don’t kill me. I’m a child of the Long family. You can’t kill me. Oh yeah, you wanted money right? I can give you money. Don’t kill me, Lu Xuan, Master Lu, don’t kill me. I’ll kneel before, I’ll kowtow to you…”

Long Yang’s mental state had been completely broken. An unnamed liquid began leaking out of his lower body. Immediately there was a stink that came out. Just now, Long Yang had pissed his pants in fear.

Seeing Long Yang’s unbearable appearance, the killing intent in Lu Xuan’s eyes slowly transformed into disdain. The bamboo pole in his hand suddenly shook once, creating a “pa” sound. The bamboo pole fiercely slapped into Long Yang’s face, leaving a fresh red mark.

“Lei, come up here.” Lu Xuan shout out. Yao Lei looked like he had just woken up from a dream. He answered and quickly went up.    

After stumbling onto the ring, even though he was standing next to Lu Xuan, Yao Lei still felt this was unreal. Was this person, someone who had just performed with such divine skill, beating Long Yang until he kneeled and begged for mercy and pissing his pants in terror, really his older brother Xuan?

This was… way too powerful! Overflowing with power! Yao Lei decided, from now on, Lu Xuan was to be his idol!

“Older brother Xuan, what’d you need to find me for?” Yao Lei asked with a face full of worship.

Lu Xuan angrily looked as Long Yang as he said, “Go dig through his stuff. I’ll watch.”

“Alright!” Yao Lei didn’t say anything else and ran up to Long Yang, ripped open his clothes and began feeling around.

At this time, Long Yang had long since been knocked unconscious by Lu Xuan’s bamboo pole. He was defenseless as Yao Lei rummaged through his stuff. Yao Lei wasn’t well behaved either. He took this opportunity to punched Long Yang a couple times and kicked him a couple times. Normally Long Yang would bully him quite a bit.

After going through everything, Yao Lei pulled out all of the money and things on Long Yang’s body. As he was leaving, he looked and saw the folding fan that had hid the poisonous steel needles and took that too. Hehe, this was a treasure.

“Older brother Xuan, this guy was slapping his own face until it was swollen to look imposing. He doesn’t even have two hundred taels of gold on him. There’s only a hundred and eighty taels!” Yao Lei angrily said as he returned to Lu Xuan’s side. This mother. This was money that older brother Xuan ha worked hard to make, and this guy didn’t even have enough money to bet!

There wasn’t even two hundred taels? Lu Xuan frowned. Suddenly, he turned his head, seeing Long Yang’s crowd of servants. He stuck out the bamboo pole in his hand and pointed at them.

“You guys, come up!”

The crowd of servants hearts jumped as they were pointed at by Lu Xuan. They didn’t dare to fight back and obediently went up.

Right now, Lu Xuan’s bamboo pole, in the eyes of the Long family’s servants, was basically a death-bringing weapon. They had all seen the move just now. They had no doubt that, even if they all went together, they would all be skewered by that bamboo pole.

“Pay out the money. Be obedient or else if anyone dares to cause trouble…”Lu Xuan tapped on his bamboo pole. His meaning was quite clear.    

Yao Lei who was on the side began smiling. This move by older brother Xuan was clearly taking advantage of them.

The crowd of martial artists below the stage, seeing Lu Xuan raking in the money in the arena, was like seeing a bunch of highway robbers being robbed. In what way was this guy linked to the one who had displayed the divine sword techniques. Suddenly there was a burst of laughter, but it was a genuine laughter. The move that Lu Xuan used would be imprinted in their hearts for the rest of their lives.

“Pu!” Lin Xin Yi who was in front of the carriage couldn’t help but laugh out loud. She had discovered that Lu Xuan was truly too cute. However, thinking of the elegance of the move and that she had been worried for him, a blush of red crept onto Lin Xin Yi’s cheek.

But at this time, Xia Chen Xi wasn’t paying attention to the changes Lin Xin Yi was going through. Her eyes were staring at Lu Xuan who was on the stage. Just now, that move was playing over and over in her head. She had to admit that this move of Lu Xuan’s was very powerful.

If it had been her, there would still be no way of blocking it. At most she could rely on her strength being higher than Lu Xuan’s to resist it.

It seemed he was called Lu Xuan? Believing that in the future their paths would cross again, Xia Chen Xi took a deep look at Lu Xuan, silently remembering his name.

 

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Sword Spirit Chapter 10

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Chapter 10 Asking For a Fight

Facing Long Yang’s provocation, Lu Xuan uncharacteristically went head to head with him and said: “I don’t know if you dare, but whether you can or not, I do know.”

Hearing this, Long Yang burst into laughter: “Hahahaha, what a huge joke. Your meaning is that I can’t kill you?”

“That’s right!” Lu Xuan’s voice was very firm.

Long Yang’s laughter came to an abrupt halt. He squinted his eyes as he looked at Lu Xuan, and in his eyes there were traces of him biting off more than he could chew. It had been a very long time since he had been directly provoked. And now today, he had been told off by a person he had categorized as an ant, and it had been in front of Lei Yao and his family’s servants. If he didn’t add a little extra color to Lu Xuan’s face, where would be able to put his own?

“Very good, it looks like you won’t cry until you’ve seen the coffin!” Long Yang icily said: “Spirit Materials Street doesn’t allow fighting. Do you dare to go with me to the martial arena?”

The martial arena was a special location in Spirit Materials Street. That place was the only place on Spirit Materials Street where force was allowed, and once one entered the martial arena, they could fight to the death!

Although Spirit Materials Street banned fighting, but since there were people from the three realms nine schools, it was no wonder there conflicts that needed to be resolved through fighting, therefore they needed a martial arena. Thus the martial arena was born.

“Young master, how could this possibly need your personal involvement? Let a subordinate deal with this kid. If that subordinate doesn’t beat the crap out of him, then the subordinate will be punished.”

“Young master, your subordinate is willing to fight. Just now this kid disgraced us. I will make him repay a hundred times over!”

Long Yang’s servants, in order to impress Long Yang, then volunteered to fight one after another.

In their eyes, this was a great opportunity to earn merits. They had seen Lu Xuan’s strength before about ten days ago, and he had only been body refining fourth level. As long as they made a move, how could he not be caught.

Long Yang snapped his fan and his servants immediately stopped talking.

“Silence. Today, I want to personally teach this reckless guy with my own palm! Lu Xuan, do you dare go with me to the martial arena?” Long Yang pointed at Lu Xuan’s nose. His eyes were full of arrogance and disdain.

“Do you dare to go!”

“Weren’t you talking big just now? Why are you scared now?”

“The young master is personally going to make a move, this is a great honor for you!”

The servants continued being noisy, trying to goad Lu Xuan into agreeing.

“Silence! If anyone makes a racket, don’t blame me for being impolite!” The old shopkeeper interrupted, immediately making everyone become silent. Clearly, this old shopkeeper was a deeply hidden expert.

When the old shopkeeper spoke, immediately none of the servants dared to open their mouths again. Even Long Yang didn’t dare to say anything, let alone the rest of them.

Glancing at Lu Xuan, the old shopkeeper opened his mouth again and said: “Young man, the martial arena is easy to enter, but not easy to exit. Young people shouldn’t get too excited.”

His strength was far superior to Lu Xuan and the others. Naturally in one glance he could tell that Lu Xuan was only about body refining third level and Long Yang had already reached body refining fourth level. In a fight, Lu Xuan didn’t have much of a chance of winning and the fight wouldn’t be so simple. Moreover it seemed like Long Yang was some clan’s young master. Who knew what sort of trump cards he would have. Lu Xuan’s chances were near zero.

But seeing Lu Xuan’s loyalty, he secretly approved. Thus, his warning to Lu Xuan was clearly intended to help Lu Xuan.

“That’s right ah, older brother Xuan. I heard that a few months ago Long Yang already broke through to body refining fourth level. We aren’t his opponents. Hold it back. For a gentleman, getting revenge ten years later isn’t too late.” Yao Lei was also loyal. Even after being threatened by Long Yang he still stuck his head out to speak.

Yao Lei’s understanding of Lu Xuan was still from ten days ago and still assumed that Lu Xuan was only at body refining second level strength. If there had been a difference of two stages then there was no way he would be Long Yang’s opponent.Lu Xuan

Lu Xuan waved his hand towards Yao Lei, indicating to him to stop talking. Turning his head to the old shopkeeper, he bowed and said: “Many thanks senior. It’s just that my cultivation is currently full of obstacles. If I compromise during a fight, how could I breakthrough. For cultivation, I’m afraid that the final result would become very limited. Although my strength level is lower, I must be uncompromising!”

Hearing this speech come out of a body refining third level guy, the old shopkeeper’s face became flushed with surprise. He hadn’t thought that the low strength Lu Xuan heart for martial arts would be so firm.

He then shook his head and didn’t say anything further. He had seen plenty of people like Lu Xuan. For these kinds of people with firm hearts for martial arts, if they did not perish, they would definitely become great talents. It was just a pity that most people would become the former.

Hearing Lu Xuan’s words to the old shopkeeper, Long Yang suddenly smiled: “Listening to your words, you’re prepared to accept my challenge?”

Lu Xuan didn’t answer him. He looked Long Yang in the eyes and said: “Going onto the martial arena, regardless of life and death, if you win, I will naturally disposed of. Then what happens if I win?”

“If you win? Haha, that’s the funniest joke I’ve ever heard. Do you think that your strength is enough to beat me?” Long Yang couldn’t help but laugh loudly. But after remembering the old shopkeeper’s prior warning, his laughter quieted down. But his face still had ridicule on it, not disappearing in the slightest.

“Let’s not talk about you winning. If you can force me to make three moves, I’ll let you dispose of me. How’s that?” Long Yang said jokingly as he watched Lu Xuan. He was body refining fourth level and also had learned the family inherited martial skill Dragon Seizing Hand. From his point of view, Without three moves, even if there was just one, he’d be able to beat Lu Xuan to the ground.

“Be disposed by me?” Lu Xuan couldn’t help but laugh: “I have no interest in your life.”

“You sure speak a lot of nonsense. Then tell me, what do you want?” Long Yang’s face was full of impatience. He couldn’t wait to set foot in the martial arena right now and personally beat Lu Xuan into a dead dog.

“If I win, I want a hundred taels of gold. How about that?” Lu Xuan finally put forward his demand.

He naturally wouldn’t go picking a fight with Long Yang for no good reason. He needed a hundred taels of gold to buy the savage wolf blood. With only him and Yao Lei, there was no way for them to make that money in a short period of time, and Long Yang was one of the Long family’s children. He should be able to come up with a hundred taels of gold.

“Hmph, don’t speak of a hundred taels of gold. As long as you can withstand three moves, I can even give two hundred taels.” Long Yang icily said.

“Alright! Two hundred taels it is, we have a deal!” Lu Xuan quickly said. It seemed like there were so many generous people, and they were even anxious to give away their money.

Long Yang was startled. He had just said it casually. He hadn’t thought that Lu Xuan would hit the snake with a stick. For him, two hundred taels was no longer a small number. Even right now the money that he brought was less than two hundred taels.
(TN: Sorry guys, I didn’t find a translation for that idiom (if it is one). I’d say打蛇棍随 might closely mean pounce immediately after?)

However, thinking that the need for it would be based on Lu Xuan’s victory or him, Lu Xuan immediately didn’t worry anymore. Could he possibly lose to Lu Xuan?

“Two hundred taels it is. Let’s go!” Long Yang responded. He brought his servants and set off first.

 

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Sword Spirit Chapter 4

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Chapter 4 Chase to Kill

“His mother. This wilderness really isn’t easy to walk through. I’m tired to death. It’s so early in the morning, and I got this sort of crappy work. Such bad luck. In a little while, when we find that kid, I’m going to vent my anger on him.” A grumbling sound came out.

“Old Third, stop complaining so much. The young master looked upon us and gave us a task. Once we complete the task and go back, will the rewards be small?” Another voice whispered to that Old Third.

“Hehe, that’s true. This time we’re going to get more reward money and be able to go wild in the Green Red House. I’ve been frequently thinking of that Little Jade.” That Old Three happily said in a sudden swing in attitude.
(TN: The green red house is a brothel.)

“How many times have I told you, spend less effort on woman’s bodies. Even now you’re still body refining third level. I feel like I’ve lost face for you…”

Hearing these two men talk, Lu Xuan’s heart went cold. If he was guessing correctly, the little kid that Old Third was talking about  was him, and that young master the other guy mentioned must be Long Yang. He hadn’t thought that after having been beaten by Long Yang to that state, Long Yang still hadn’t relaxed.

Very soon, the two were talking again. Lu Xuan continued to listen attentively, his mind was flying through strategies.

“If I remember correctly, it should be up ahead right? Heh, that kid probably is probably still on the ground unable to get up!”

“En, let’s quickly finish this and go back. Don’t kill him, just shatter his dantian.”

Hearing this, Lu Xuan was shocked and angry.

Alright Long Yang, not only did you not relax, you were that vicious. The dantian was the martial artists core. If the dantian was shattered, then there wouldn’t be any sort of hope. For martial artists, it was akin to death.

But although he was angry, Lu Xuan did not lose his head. Having just heard the words of these two, that Old Third should be body refining third level, and the other person was at least body refining fourth level. Lu Xuan reckoned that the current him wasn’t their opponent.

A wise man does not fight when the odds are against him, this way, returning in the future would not be too late.

Taking advantage of the fact that the two hadn’t seen him, Lu Xuan decided to temporarily avoid fighting and hide. He turned his body to leave.

But right as Lu Xuan was preparing to treat, he accidentally stepped on a dead tree branch.

There was a crisp “kacha” sound, instantaneously ringing out into the surroundings, clearly reaching the ears of the two men who were chasing him!

Lu Xuan’s heart immediately sank. Any sound was bad, and this sound definitely had been noticed by those two.

Since his position was no longer hidden, he exploded out at his fastest speed to run away.

Just as Lu Xuan was running away, the sound of the broken tree branch reached those two who finally arrived. Seeing Lu Xuan’s back, that Old Third immediately shouted, “Second Brother, it’s that kid, quickly chase him!”

Seeing that Lu Xuan wanted to run, that Second Brother didn’t say anything else and directly let out his greatest speed to chase.

Hearing the wind whistling behind him, Lu Xuan didn’t even dare to turn his head back and only ran for his life. He had only just reached body refining third level, he was not an opponent for that body refining fourth level Second Brother, much less also with the body refining third level Old Three’s help.

But that Second Brother’s speed was greater than Lu Xuan’s. Body refining fourth level was naturally not something body refining third level could compare to. Soon, he was like the wind and passed Lu Xuan, blocking Lu Xuan’s front, cutting off the path.

With no time to turn around, Lu Xuan was blocked. The Old Third whose speed was slower then caught up to Lu Xuan’s back. Wolf in the front and tiger in the back. Lu Xuan was suddenly trapped.

“Heh, a body refining second level piece of trash actually dares to run. Your courage isn’t small! Running away, ah. If you have skill then continue running away for me. Believe it or not, this little grandpa will crush you in a single hand!” That Old Third arrogantly said as he slowly approached Lu Xuan.

Seeing that Lu Xuan didn’t dare to continue running, that Old Third suddenly began talking again: “You deserve this bad luck little kid. Young master Long Yang was good-hearted and wanted to spare your life, but unfortunately, young master Long Tai decided that your life was worthless. Thus, today, I, your little grandpa, have come to claim your life.”

“So it was this way, the person who sent people to deal with me was Long Tai.” Lu Xuan’s pondered inside. Yesterday, Long Yang didn’t dare to kill, but Long Tai didn’t care. In his eyes, Lu Xuan was like an ant. Destroying Lu Xuan’s dantian was only a sentence for him.

But the surrounded Lu Xuan did not panic. He silently watched the slowly approaching Old Third. He slowly breathed in, letting his whole body’s strength slowly gather to his hands. Inside he was thinking, closer, a little bit closer…

These two both assumed that Lu Xuan was still body refining second level. As long as Old Third entered his attack range, Lu Xuan would launch a sneak attack. If the attack could exterminate that Old Third, then the body refining fourth level Second Brother would no longer have a helper.

Watching Old Third as he entered within two meters in front of Lu Xuan, Lu Xuan was just about to launch an attack when that Second Brother’s voice suddenly sounded out.

“Wait!”

Following this Second Brother’s command, that Old Third suddenly stopped. Lu Xuan also had to temporarily press down his idea of attacking. He would only have one chance for the sneak attack. It had to be lethal.

At this time the Second Brother was currently suspiciously staring at Lu Xuan. He clearly remembered that this kid had been beaten until he was half an inch of his life. How was it that over the course of a night, he had suddenly become so healthy. It was too strange.

“Little kid, do you have something good on you? Quickly bring it out. I can still spare you, otherwise, hmph…” This Second Brother said testily.

Hearing these words, Lu Xuan remained silent. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to speak, but that he was holding his breath and didn’t dare to let it out.

“Not speaking, eh? Since you refused a toast, then you will drink a forfeit. Don’t blame anyone else!” This Second Brother grinned, “Old Third, go search him.”

In his eyes, Lu Xuan was a body refining second level kid. He could take what he wanted. With Old Third’s strength, it was more than enough to take care of him. He would just stand to the side to prevent the kids escape.

“So there was still a treasure? Let this little old man check it out.” Hearing Second Brother’s words, this Old Third’s eyes lit up. Rolling up his sleeves, he took big steps toward Lu Xuan. With these steps, the two sides had become closer!

It was at this moment!

When this Old Third was a meter away in front of Lu Xuan, Lu Xuan’s two fists suddenly flew out!

Having accumulated almost a thousand jin of power, it forcefully slammed into Old Third’s chest.

This Old Third was body refining third level, but all of his body’s strength had been spent on top of girls bodies. At this time it was just a mere form, and then adding on the fact he was completely unprepared, how could he withstand Lu Xuan’s full strength attack.

In a moment, that Old Third’s chest felt like it had been hit by a sledgehammer, leaving a very deep impression, and instantly smashing him into unconsciousness. It looked like he was dead.

This sudden turn of events was entirely out of the Second Brother’s expectations. He had thought that there was only a flower, then he saw Old Third sent flying by Lu Xuan. At the same time a mouthful of blood sprayed out. Life or death was unknown.

“Old Third!” This Second Brother sadly called out and became instantly angry. Originally he had thought it was a foolproof plan, but it had suddenly changed into this situation. He was now no longer considering anything about a treasure or the wishes of the young master. He just wanted to tear Lu Xuan apart!

The sneak attack was successful. One attack had exterminated Old Third. Lu Xuan didn’t have the time to let out a breath of relief though, and turned his body to run, but at this time the Second Brother went mad and rushed towards him.

After having run only two steps, Lu Xuan had already been caught up to by the Second Brother who brought a whistling fist, mercilessly smashing towards the back of Lu Xuan’s head.

Forced to a last resort, Lu Xuan turned his body and sent his fist out, blocking the hit.

When the pair of fists collided, Lu Xuan suddenly spat out a mouthful of blood and was sent flying by the attack. The difference between body refining third level and body refining fourth level was absolutely not something that could be ignored.

Body refining third level only had nine hundred jin of strength, but body refining fourth level’s threshold already had reached fourteen hundred jin.

Although he was sent flying by the attack, that angry Second Brother did not have any intention of stopping there and added speed and sent out another fist straight towards Lu Xuan’s dantian. If this fist hit, then Lu Xuan even if Lu Xuan didn’t die he would become worthless trash.

At this time, the Lu Xuan who was still in the air had no strength to leverage and could only watch as that fist that carried a thousand jin of force smashed towards his dantian.

Lu Xuan couldn’t help but leak a bitter smile. Did the heavens really want him to perish? It had been incredibly difficult to have gotten such an opportunity and he had just seen a ray of hope, but in the end there was no such luck…

“Die!” That Second Brother angrily yelled. The fist had already collided with Lu Xuan’s dantian.

Lu Xuan felt a sharp pain, the fist’s power spread through his body, directly attacking his dantian.

At this time the mysterious sword crystal was currently in the dantian slowly rotating. Suddenly as it received the violent attack, the sword crystal shuddered, as if it had taken a heavy hit. A tiny piece of the crystal suddenly fell off the sword crystal and then instantly disappeared.

Meanwhile at the same time, a bit of sword qi came out of the sword crystal, instantly going through Lu Xuan’s body and headed towards that Second Brother!

 

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