Seeing Chu Yang suddenly become serious like that, Tan Tan nodded his head repeatedly, even though he was a little confused.
Chu Yang smiled as he and Tan Tan carried Shi Qian Shan in. Shi Qian Shan was still unconscious, so he had no inkling of the events that passed. He also did not know that after today’s fight, he would become famous amongst the disciples of Beyond the Heavens Sect.
After returning, Liu Yun Yan’s group immediately spread the news far and wide: Shi Qian Shan was a hidden talent and was the number one opponent for all the top disciples.
Chu Yang was only his junior martial brother and he could beat Qu Ping! Then, how monstrous was the elder martial brother, Shi Qian Shan?
Only by looking at Qu Ping’s injuries was enough for the disciples of the nine peaks to put Shi Qian Shan in the rankings of dangerous characters.
In his comatose state, Shi Qian Shan could not dream that he had unintentionally become a major character in Beyond the Heavens Sect. The future truly could not be predicted; a person gains fame from current events, there’s no way to know ahead of time…
Chu Yang’s keen spiritual sense perceived the people watching his fight from within the bamboo forest. Even though he did not know who they were, he was able to recognize that they were high ranking members of Beyond the Heavens Sect.
That was why Chu Yang said those confusing lines to Tan Tan; even though he had really intended to give Tan Tan advice, it was mainly aimed at the three people.
If Beyond the Heavens Sect was to depend on those useless people, then it will never grow. Only I, Chu Yang, can take care of it.
If he wanted to achieve the top disciple position and enter into Seven Shades Congregation Grounds to acquire the Nine Tribulations Sword fragment, then his every word and action had to be noticed by those high ranking people.
Otherwise, he would have to wait for four years, when Beyond the Heavens Sect was to be destroyed, to get the sword fragment. But by then, what would be the point?
If he openly got the attention of high ranking members of Beyond the Heavens Sect, then he would become a core member of the sect. At that time, he would only need to announce, “Leave all of the burdens of Beyond the Heavens Sect to me!”
Arrogance! Let’s give arrogance a try once, and see how that turns out.
A long time after Chu Yang and Tan Tan had gone, there was movement in the bamboo forest. Within the endless purple of the bamboo, there suddenly appeared three silhouettes. All three had a thoughtful look upon their faces. Chu Yang’s last few words seemed to have hit its target.
Meng Chao Ran moved; he immediately appeared next to the other two without making a sound. He said with a smile, “Eldest Martial Brother, Seventh Martial Brother, your visit to Purple Bamboo Garden gave me a shock.”
The two were Sect Master of Beyond the Heavens Sect, Wu Yun Liang and Master of Dream Clouds Peak, Kong Jing Feng. However, at this time, Kong Jing Feng’s face was pale and white. There was a hole in his pants where the sound of wind blowing through could be heard, making the Master of Dream Clouds Peak hold his legs together in embarrassment. His position had a strange appearance…
“We should be the ones who are frightened!” Wu Yun Liang said. “Junior Martial Brother, just you being secretive is not a problem. But why did you train such a perfect disciple and not say anything? Just now, we were almost endangered by your disciple!”
Kong Jing Feng nodded repeatedly, in agreement with Wu Yun Liang. “Especially me, I was so scared that little Jing Feng almost shriveled up.”
These words truly carried some dark thoughts.
Chu Yang’s performance, regardless of whichever technique you looked at, was enough for the two high ranking experts of Beyond the Heavens Sect to be surprised, even shocked!
There was the ephemeral Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique, there was the frightening Five Point Flower Backhand Sword Technique. In addition, there was the incredible mental clarity and the ability to seize the opportunity. These have made the two very important characters of Beyond the Heavens Sect extremely surprised.
The two thought to themselves that if they had the same martial power as Chu Yang, in today’s situation, they would not have been able to act so high-handedly and dominate as Chu Yang did.
This disciple of Meng Chao Ran was definitely skilled!
With a sad smile, Meng Chao Ran said, “You almost fell over in amazement. As for me, my jaw almost fell to the ground. Elder Martial Brother, look at my eyes, see how they are still red? I could not believe that my disciple could be so monstrous….”
As he said this a slight hint of annoyance appeared on his face…
Wu Yun Liang and Kong Jing Feng were smiling since earlier. But suddenly Kong Jing Feng became shocked. He realized the meaning behind Meng Chao Ran’s words. “You are saying… is it possible that kid’s martial arts was not taught by you?”
Meng Chao Ran’s eyes shifted; he didn’t want to admit the truth, but ultimately, he sighed in resignment, “Even though I did teach him, but even I… ”
The two others at this moment were so astonished that their hairs stood on end. If the teacher who taught the technique did not manage complete cultivation; then when the disciple was successful, there could only be one explanation: heavenly endowment! Heavenly endowment second to none!
Wu Yun Liang had originally thought that Meng Chao Ran had mastered the cultivation of Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique; he was inwardly filled with joy. Now hearing Meng Chao Ran saying thus, he was temporarily dazed. After a long time, he said with a contorted smile, “Then that Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique was due to…”
Meng Chao Ran nodded resolutely. “I, myself, did not successfully cultivate…”
Both Wu Yun Liang and Kong Jing Feng were bewildered!
“Could it be that he cultivated it by himself?” Wu Yun Liang said, as he twirled his beard in agitation.
“I, too, do not know,” Meng Chao Ran sighed and continued, “My disciple is extremely clever. It is possible that he cultivated it himself!”
The other two were dumbfounded. Meng Chao Ran relaxed his arms and shrugged. The action seemed to say “I give up on this subject!”
The three of them were normally very serious in front of the disciples, but without them around, they were very relaxed.
“Regardless of how, from your three disciples…” Wu Yun Liang mused for a while, then said, “There appeared a talent…”
As he spoke, he laughed loudly. “With his cultivation, he absolutely would not have been able to notice that we were watching in secret. But his last few statements, were clearly a message to us. I am going crazy because of this…”
“A heavenly talent was born, a useless person was exposed!” Meng Chao Ran said these words with a grotesque countenance.
It was not that he did not care for Shi Qian Shan, he just did not like his methods. Meng Chao Ran was very disappointed in Shi Qian Shan. To openly triumph over the enemy was the way to rise above others in Jiang Hu. Plots and manipulations would also work, but the purpose was totally different in nature.
It was still possible that Shi Qian Shan could traverse Jiang Hu by scheming. Today it was clear that Shi Qian Shan could fight, but he chose to get beaten up and not fight back! That made what little hope Meng Chao Ran had for him disappear completely.
Heroes can be patient, but in being cowardly, you will never become powerful!
“Useless? You’re talking about Shi Qian Shan?” In Wu Yun Liang’s eyes there was a distant coldness. It seemed that Shi Qian Shan has left a bad impression on the Master of Beyond the Heavens Sect.
Meng Chao Ran lamented.
“The Nine Peaks and One Garden of our Beyond the Heavens Sect, has almost 800 disciples. Every master has a few disciples like that. Junoir Martial Brother, do not let this weigh you down! Only large waves can bring up sand from the deep! Genius or useless, we will all eventually turn into a pile of dry bones!” With a deep look, Wu Yun Liang spoke slowly. “Amongst your disciples, Chu Yang is more than enough to compensate for all regrets. This kid, Chu Yang, his methods were cruel and decisive, his thinking thorough. His words were bold and rational. Moreover, he had a breakthrough in cultivation. Truly a rare talent, not simple at all…”
Kong Jing Feng also nodded in agreement. Today, these two had come to observe. The first purpose was to see what Li Jinsong’s disciples would do. But more importantly, it was to look at the hole that made Li Jian Yin break his leg. Lastly, it was to see if Beyond the Heavens Sect had a genius with a superior mind and capability, the one they were searching for all along.
After hearing Wu Qian Qian’s report, the two had suspected that Chu Yang pretended to be a pig, to eat a tiger (TLN: common saying in Chinese, something like a wolf in sheep’s clothing). Otherwise, how could there be such coincidences? The only thing was, they found it hard to believe that there was a disciple with such capabilities and experience in the eight generation.
So they came to investigate!
However, today, after watching Chu Yang deal with Qu Ping, they immediately knew that there was no need to investigate. It was absolutely caused by him! This person called Chu Yang, was unquestionably a force to be reckoned with.
The current state of Beyond the Heavens Sect, can be summed up as internal troubles and external aggression. They really needed talents, especially amongst the youth. That was why Wu Yun Liang regarded Chu Yang with such great importance. This regard was what Chu Yang had desired! Otherwise, he would not have wasted his energy to do anything!