Chu Yang’s heart was restless, when he looked up Meng Chao Ran’s shadow with his hands clasped behind his back had quietly left. Before leaving, he did not speak even a single word to Chu Yang.

There seemed to still be a heavy air. After some time, it still did not dissipate.

Chu Yang was stunned for a long time. He vaguely felt that Meng Chao Ran was suffering some kind of unimaginable miserable, bitter situation. Whatever happened that made a heaven-sent genius of the Beyond the Heavens Sect to become like this?


This knot in his master’s heart; if he had the chance, he would definitely help his master get rid of it.

Chu Yang took one breath in, his gaze narrowed. He swung his sword; sword qi filled the air!

During this sword training, from beginning to end, he vigorously practiced. After finishing with drawing the sword and putting it back into the sheath, he practiced connecting the different moves. Each move and each method seemed easy-going, but were not.

Regardless of whether it was protecting the Beyond the Heavens Sect, finding Mo Qing Wu or fulfilling his master’s aspirations, it would all require power.

Without power, one would have to depend on others to fulfill their own desires.

Chu Yang casually wore the pure purple jade essence pendant. As long as his qi did not activate it, it was not much different from other gemstones.

Chu Yang intended that until the completion of the first phase of cultivation, he would not use the recovering ability of the pendant. According to Meng Chao Ran’s words, if he relied too much on external things, then not only would there be no benefits, but there could also be bad consequences.

The only way was to pour drop by drop of sweat; slowly working hard to have a solid foundation. Only then can you have a deep understanding! If you keep depending on external forces, then even if your martial strength were to advance quickly, your cultivation state will never reach its peak. This will become a deficiency that you cannot make up in your entire life.

A Martial Great Master has the mental state of a Martial Great Master. Then, he has to stop there and make sure to understand all the principles before advancing into Revered Martial Artist.

If a Martial Warrior got lucky and suddenly obtained a thousand years of martial strength but without the understanding to go with it, then he cannot become a Supreme Martial Artist. He would still be a Martial Warrior!

At most, he would be an abnormal Martial Warrior.

So every step has to be firm!

Being taught the path from another person is different from climbing to the top by yourself. Getting thrown by others, you would surely fall and end up dead!

Time went by quickly, at lunch, Chu Yang came face to face with Shi Qian Shan. Shi Qian Shan’s countenance was overcast with not even a little spirit. He was melancholy and listless.

Everyone knew that Li Jian Yin’s incident would definitely not be ignored. Second Elder Martial Uncle’s disciples would want to take revenge for Li Jian Yin, even if it was just to kiss up to their master.

Currently, they had not come because they were still plotting. This was by no means over…

Tan Tan was innocently gnawing on chicken legs without a care. He ate to the point that his hands were covered in grease. Chu Yang was also very happy, he sat down and open his mouth wide to eat, as fast as the wind breaking the clouds. Only Shi Qian Shan had no interest; he forcefully put rice in his mouth, but it was as tasteless as water. After a few bites, he let out a long sigh.

His dark gaze constantly glared at Chu Yang. The anger in his eyes seemed to be about to explode outward.

“Shi Qian Shan! We heard you were very formidable? Even something about being the number one disciple? Ha ha! Come out here and enlighten us. Let’s have a little competition.” At this time there was a loud noise coming from outside, followed by a wave of laughter. Judging from the sound, there were about seven or eight people.

“That’s right, that’s right. Shi Qian Shan dared to call himself the number one disciple amongst the youth, he truly does not know how the word death is written!”

“Number one disciple? Is Shi Qian Shan worthy? Quickly come out and kneel and beg for mercy!”


Finally, trouble finds it way. Even Chu Yang did not expect it to come so soon. Shi Qian Shan’s color changed, his face became white. He gave Chu Yang a menacing look.

‘Number one amongst all youth,’ these were the words that Chu Yang acclaimed. At the time, Shi Qian Shan was very pleased with these words; but afterward, he finally understood that it was a mud pit he could not pull out from! Only, it was too late!

Now those words were like a knife that cut through his heart.

Mockery, truly brilliant mockery! (

Furthermore, it was the most troublesome issue in the Beyond the Heavens Sect. Currently, there were none amongst the disciples of the eighth generation who did not want this number one title. This Eldest Martial Brother position! Having the right to enter the Seven Shades Congregation Ground…

Li Jian Yin’s martial brothers did not dare to make trouble and avenge for Li Jian Yin outright, but the title ‘number one disciple’ that Chu Yang gave Shi Qian Shan was a very good excuse.

The sect secretly supported disciples competing amongst each other. Shi Qian Shan could imagine that there would be a lot more trouble coming to his door.

Chu Yang bent down and continued eating, as if he did not hear all the shouts of ridicule coming from outside. Nor the resentful gaze that Shi Qian Shan was giving him. He thought to himself. Ha, ha, in this life, if I cannot play this false hero to death, then it would be a waste of my rebirth…

The eight young people were all wearing blue/green clothing with red belts, their sleeves also had a red borders. This was the color of Locking Clouds Peak. As opposed to Purple Bamboo Garden that Chu Yang belonged to which used a purple belt. (TLN: Blue/green is a vague word that could be blue or green. Both in Chinese and Vietnamese, btw!)

The eyes of the eight were filled with scorn as Shi Qian Shan walked out.

Li Jian Yin was the only son of Li Jinsong. Being pampered every day had made him disagreeable with all his martial brothers. But even if they didn’t get along with him, when he was being looked down upon by outsiders, they would take revenge even if it were not exactly for his sake.

This was an excellent opportunity to kiss up!

“So, Elder Martial Brothers Liu and Qu has come to visit. Please forgive Shi Qian Shan for not giving you a proper welcome.” Even though Shi Qian Shan’s expression was unsightly, he continued to speak ceremoniously.

“Shi Qian Shan, this Liu dare not receive anything from you.” Martial Brother Liu said harshly. “Not to mention that you are ‘number one amongst all youths’ of the Beyond the Heavens Sect. With my cultivation, I would not dare be your elder martial brother.”

Of course, he borrowed ‘number one amongst all youths’!

Shi Qian Shan countenance became increasingly ugly. His hatred for Chu Yang has reached its peak. He suddenly thought back. Perhaps, back then, Chu Yang said these words to leave an excuse for these guys to come here.

This Liu Martial Brother was about thirty years old. His full name was Liu Yun Yan. He was the eldest disciple of Li Jinsong. Qu Martial Brother, his full name was Qu Ping. He was about 27-28 years old. He was the second eldest disciple. The rest were junior disciples. After hearing Liu Yun Yan, they all laughed loudly.

“Shi Qian Shan, come, come, let me try out the skills of the number one disciple!” Qu Ping took one step forward and pointed his sword in Shi Qian Shan’s direction.

“How can I be Qu Martial Brother’s opponent?” Shi Qian Shan urgently said with humility. These guys must be kidding, how would he dare make a move? The opponents were a total of eight people. And Liu Yun Yan had a higher martial ranking than him. As for Qu Ping and the other six, they were lower, but not by much. These opponents clearly wanted to cause trouble, how could Shi Qian Shan have any advantage. He only needed to make a move, then he would be beaten until his parents couldn’t recognize him.

As for Tan Tan and Chu Yang, their martial strengths were lacking, they were not of any use. It was only him against the eight people.

Just because Shi Qian Shan didn’t make a move, doesn’t mean that Qu Ping would just stand around. Suddenly, there was a loud smack and a flash, followed by a ‘pop’ and a ‘swoosh’. Followed consistently one ‘swoosh’ after another.

It turned out that, without saying anything, Qu Ping had smacked Shi Qian Shan in the face, followed by kicking in his stomach. Both the smack and the kicks were very strong. Shi Qian Shan did not have time to avoid them. In pain, he plopped to the ground.

Shi Qian Shan knew that if he took care to not fight back, then he would only be hit a little and nothing big would happen. Fighting back would mean that he might not even survive. Facing the kicks of the enemy, he could only grit his teeth and bear the blows.

“This rude guy dare to beat me!” Qu Ping committed robbery and screamed for help at the same time. “This mother******, such pain! Truly he is worthy to be the Beyond the Heavens sect number one disciple! Brothers, he is really dangerous, quickly save me…” (TLN: Ahh, taking a page out of Chu Yang’s book I see.)

“This is bad. Second Elder Martial Brother is suffering. Charge!”

Six people shot off like bees. They beat Shi Qian Shan as if he were a sandbag, punching and kicking, like the rushing of the wind. With each hit, they called out, “How dare you beat Second Elder Martial Brother?!”

“He was having a fair discussion, Shi Qian Shan dared take a sneak attack.”

“Let’s beat this shameless guy to death…”

There were also some who were beating Shi Qian Shan and screaming at the top of their lungs, “Shi Qian Shan, just because you are at Purple Bamboo Garden, doesn’t mean you should be so arrogant. You… you… stop… Second Martial Brother, are you alright?”

It all sounded like Qu Ping was being beaten to death.

Qu Ping stood on the side, screaming out tragically, “Pain! I’m dying… Shi Qian Shan, you are so cruel…”

Initially, Shi Qian Shan still groaned and begged for mercy, but gradually, with each hit, his body curled up and he went into shock…

The seven people were still angry, they continued beating him for a while before stopping. Everyone was panting. Qu Ping wiped his sweat off and said, “That was dangerous, this kid almost beat me to death…”

“That’s right, that’s right, this Shi Qian Shan is really devious.” Said another.

Tan Tan stared to the point that his eyes were red. He wanted to jump out, but Chu Yang stopped him. With so many opponents, Tan Tan would not have been able to do anything. He would only be beaten up like Shi Qian Shan… Moreover, Shi Qian Shan getting beaten up was a beautiful scene. How could he ruin that…

From a distance, in the shadows of the bamboo forest, Meng Chao Ran let out a long sigh. Quietly looking at a comatose Shi Qian Shan in the middle of the yard, his eyes were like ice and snow, freezing to the bone!

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13 thoughts on “Chapter 20 – Trouble finds it way

    1. You know, after reading so many of these CN xianxia novels, I’m starting to think that the labels hero and villain don’t even apply to this genre. Well, at least it is a bit more true to life… if a naive Japanese MC were put in xianxia, he’d probably die in the first few minutes of the story.

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      1. Well the whole “Immortal Hero” theme is a bit of a joke from the start. In Taoist belief the way to become immortal that has been mandate by Heaven is to live virtuous lives until you are granted Immortality upon your rebirth in the Celestial Plane.

        So pretty much anyone attempting to use magic rituals, alchemy or divine objects stolen from Heaven to become Immortal is essentially wicked to begin with as they are rebelling against Heaven and destiny.

        The only difference between members of Righteous Sects calling themselves Immortal Heroes and members of the Devils Sects is that the Devils Sects don’t spend a large portion of their time doing PR trying to make people believe they are Righteous.

        tldr; Caliing themselves “Immortal Heroes” and “Righteous Sects” is pretty much simply PR. They are all rebelling against Heaven.

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