The Inverted Dragon's Scale Chapter 132-134
Li Muyang hastily speeded forward, while peering over the bookshelves trying to see the source of quarrelling.
Lin Canghai, with his eyes blazing with fury stared at a group of students dressed in Starry Sky cloud robes, said angrily: "I was the first person to take [The autumn wind three-sword technique], why should I give you it? Anyone can read the books in this library as much as they like but we have to pay attention to the order of arrival, right?"
"You reached it first but I saw it first." A young, tall man dressed in a cloud robe said. The corner of his mouth twitched with an arrogant, cold smirk: "I was just going to pick up this book but you took it first, don't you think—–I should see this book first?"
"Insolence." Lin Canghai snapped, pointing to the young man.
"Boy, do not use fingers to point at someone or else it might be cut off——Since you say I'm insolent, then I'm insolent, so what? Do you want to fight?" The tall man did not attach any importance to the small, adorable-looking Lin Canghai.
"Starry Sky Academy, how could it tolerate this atrocious behaviour?"
"Starry Sky Academy does not oppose students learning from one another, right? Then, how about we fight at Starry Sky battlefield?" The threat was evident in the man's words.
Staring at Lin Canghai with a penetrating stare he continued: "Boy, Starry Sky Academy is a place that speak reason. When we give you time to reason, you also have to give us time to reason. When we don't give you time to reason, then you should just listen to out reason—-With your porcelain face, you must have not suffered much, right? If I slash my sword across your face or cut off your arm, you most likely can't bear the pain, right?"
He reached out his hand in front of Lin Canghai, a smile forming on his lips: "Give me [The autumn wind three-sword technique], you go find something else—-the less trouble the better, don’t you think? Broken hands and broken legs can't practice the sword anymore."
"No." Lin Canghai came to realise there's no way to reason with these people, the anger in his heart faded and his trademark sweet smile surfaced again. "What can you do to me?"
The tall man's face darkened. "You refuse a toast to drink a punishing drink."
"An illiterate person like you, how did you enter Starry Sky Academy? What is a toast? Respectfully raising your glass in front of me is called toast—–you forcefully grabbed the book, was there any form of respect in such an action?"
"If we talk to you nicely, it’s a toast. If we do not speak to you, it's a punishing drink." A horse-faced youngster sneered.
"Well, since you think of it in such a way—–I have had the toast just now and it tasted pretty bad. Give me a cup of punishing drink to taste——" Lin Canghai said proudly, looking fearless. His smile wider and more vibrant than usual, like a sweet, naive boy who did not know the immediate danger in front of him.
Qiandu stood behind Lin Canghai, looking calm. She was not far away nor near, and showed no intention of stepping in.
While Li Muyang stood next to Qiandu, whispering: "Should we help?"
"Watch a little more." Qiandu said in a soft voice.
Because they were too close, Li Muyang could clearly smell her scent. It was a faint sweet scent, kind of like jasmine. But the fragrance was more elegant and persistent than Jasmine.
Li Muyang no longer talked, concentrated on smelling and awaiting the development of the situation.
"You have no idea of death." The tall youngster said looking at Lin Canghai. "Since you're seeking death, then don't blame us for being ruthless.""
Standing behind him were six other people, all clad in Starry Sky cloud robes, with cloud boots on their feet. Everyone had long hair that was left loose, looking free and foolish.
They came from Changbai Mountain and belong to the Changbai sword sect. Changbai sword sect is split into twelve sub-sects, with three up on Changbai Mountain and the other nine standing independently among the nine countries. With inner disciples greater than tens of thousands and outside disciples more than hundreds of thousands, they have immense influence throughout the divine continent.
This also led to the outrageously arrogant and egoistical temper of the disciples of Changbai sword sect, who never paid any attention to ordinary people.
Changbai sword sect specialises in swordplay, so they placed extreme importance in sword skills and techniques as if it's their life. As it turns out, Lin Canghai is also a guy crazy for sword. Being in a dispute over [The autumn wind three-sword technique] is normal for such people.
The seven sons of Changbai were named Feng, Yu, Lei, Ming, Chang, Bai and Shan, and have the surname Zhong, which is the surname of the head of the sect Zhong Hangyuan.
Zhong Feng looked at Lin Canghai, asking: "what's your name?"
"Majoring in what?"
"Dragon slayer?" Zhong Lei was taken back, then burst into laughter. He pointed at Lin Canghai as he sneered: "Did you hear? This pretty boy is majoring in Dragon slayer?"
"There's actually an idiot who majors in dragon slayer—-there are still dragons in this world?"
"Because there aren't any dragons, hence we have idiots learning how to slay a dragon——if there aren't any dragons, then they don't have to go slay them. This is the safest course in the entire world, right?"
Lin Canghai curled his lips, saying: "Shamelessness is pitiful, ignorance is pathetic. You're shameless and ignorant, I'm ashamed that you're Starry Sky students like me."
Zhong Feng laughed coldly, his gaze fixed on Lin Canghai as he said: "Your time of death is not far, yet you're still reluctant to admit your mistake. When we cut off your legs, let’s see what you have to say——-"
Zhong Feng drew his sword.
The six people behind also drew their sword simultaneously.
"The Seven Sons of Changbai are one, we advance together and retreat together. You may be one person but we're a group of people. As you wish." Standing in front, Zhong Feng said, pinning a fierce glare at Lin Canghai.
The other people dispersed, adopting the battle formation 'Changbai wind thunder formation'.
It's really too shameless!
While these people were in a conflict with Lin Canghai, Li Muyang was looking at them in dissatisfaction.
Seizing what they want by force, this is the act of bandits. Any good or kind person would not tolerate something like this.
Moreover, just before, during the dragon slayer class when Chu Xun thrust his sword at him, Lin Canghai intercepted the attack. This kindness Li Muyang had always kept in his mind.
Now this group of people began slandering the dragon slayer major students as idiots——although deep inside Li Muyang wanted to agree with them. There are so many good courses, why must you come here to learn dragon slaying?
However, the righteousness deep inside refused to let Li Muyang act like so.
Li Muyang could not bear it anymore; he decided to stand up.
For the flame of righteousness!
For his boiling blood that would not die down!
Li Muyang patted Qiandu's arm: "People are bullying our classmate, do we help or not?"
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Chapter 133: Qiandu confront the enemy！
Li Muyang couldn't help it.
He knows how strong he is; if it's before transformation, his 'Art of the breaking body' could barely throw out two 'breaking fist'—–Adding to this, the strength of the second fist would be significantly reduced. Whether or not it could injure anyone was a uncertain question.
This learning pace can already be said to be a miracle, it must be said that Li Shinian practiced for ten years before she was able to throw out one 'breaking fist'.
At that time, Li Shinian was much smarter than Li Muyang, and it can't be said that Li Shinian did not work hard enough. After all, everyday when Li Muyang woke up, the first thing he saw was Li Shinian walking around in circles in his room——
There are seven people on the opponent's side, adding to this, they very shamelessly fused together, attacking and retreating at the same time——In other words either you duel with the group of them, or the group of them challenges you. Seems more they were the seven calabash brothers than the Seven sons of Changgbai. The seven calabash brothers were a group of children, and even they did not say we must work together while fighting against one person?
No wonder Li Shinian often said that public morals are degenerating with each passing day, the human heart is not as it was, the outside world is really too dirty, too evil. A honest man could not adopt to this world at all.
Li Muyang was an honest man, honest people are not smart, so they are willing to think about things more.
Li Muyang was determined to come forward to help Lin Canghai, for the righteousness in his heart but also to repay Lin Canghai's kindness. But he was afraid he would be beaten into a pulp by the Changbai seven calabash—–helping is not a problem, how to help is the most important issue.
So he felt the need to pull a companion over.
Although Qiandu seems delicate and did not look like an exceptional expert at all.
But from an early time, Li Muyang already knew from novels and story-teller's mouth that the most dangerous people in the world are elderly, children and woman——he saw with his own eyes, the storyteller was beat up by his wife under a table and in the end a pot of herbal tea was poured over his head just because he hid a few coins from his wife.
Li Muyang still has a lingering fear for women from that time and did not dare to talk back to Li Shinian for days.
Qiandu is a woman, this Li Muyang could be sure of.
He now needs to determine one thing: was Qiandu the most dangerous woman in the world.
Qiandu apparently did not expect Li Muyang to ask such a question, looking slightly stiff, she stumbled a reply: "What do you mean?"
"Someone is bullying our classmate? Should we help?" Li Muyang asked again. Worried that Qiandu thought he's a coward, Li Muyang quickly clarified his stance: "whether you're helping or not, it doesn't matter I am definitely helping——The bonds among classmates are the strongest."
Qiandu's eyes curved into a crescent moon shape, when this girl does not smile she's elegant like tea but when she smiles she's charming and sexy. "Since Muyang classmate said affections among classmates are the strongest, I obviously would like to help."
Li Muyang gained some confidence, stepped forward in large strides, standing side-by-side with Lin Canghai and facing Changbai seven sons, he said: "as you suspected there are idiots that choose to major in Dragon Slayer and the number is not small——Our dragon slayer department are also seven as one, we advance and retreat together. You want to bully Lin Canghai, then you have to deal with me first."
"Although our dragon slayer Chu Xun and Lu Qiji are not here, but when they know you not only called them idiots, but also bullied their classmates, they will definitely take the initiative to seek revenge for us—–I believe in their characters."
Li Muyang felt Chu Xun and Lu Qiji were also members of the dragon slayer department; just as he, Lin Canghai and Qiandu were fighting for the honour and dignity of the dragon slayer department, they also have the obligation and responsibility to contribute to their insignificant powers.
After all, they made fun of those who majored in dragon slayer as idiots—–that included Chu Xun and Lu Qiji.
Student Li Muyang was very serious with this point.
"What things are Chu Xun and Lu Qiji?" The fourth oldest Zhong Ming, the most hot tempered, said in an angry voice.
"You dare to say they're not people of importance——-" Li Muyang felt these people went too far. "I will definitely relay this sentence to their ears."
"Then what are you?" Zhong Ming thundered, glaring at Li Muyang.
"I'm Li Muyang." Li Muyang said coldly. "Lin Canghai's classmate, a member of the dragon slayer department."
A broad smile slowly spread over Lin Canghai's face as he gazed at Li Muyang, tears of gratitude filling his eyes.
Having just arrived at Starry Sky, there was a man willing to stand up and help him when he was being bullied and humiliated——whether he needed the help or not, it still felt very warm to him.
"Brothers, since these two guys asked for death, we'll teach them how to behave, right?" The second oldest of the Changbai Seven Sons Zhong Yu said, a grin forming on his lips. He looked handsome but his expression was somewhat sinister. He was looking at Qiandu with undisguised interest, like a wolf eyeing its prey.
The youngest Zhong Shan pointed at Lin Canghai, smiled and said: "Whis child is not weak, beware. Don't be tricked by him."
Zhong Shan is the youngest of the Changbai Seven Sons but his power is in the top two. Besides the oldest Zhong Feng, the others are not as strong as him.
Moreover, his eyes are sharp and cunning. Things he aimed at were barely missed.
After hearing his words, several people's line of sight was fixed entirely on Lin Canghai.
This pretty guy that looks like a child turns out to be a skilled expert? Really can't tell. I thought it was just a leek, a green vegetable that could be cut with a few knife strokes.
Lin Canghai was still wearing his trademark 'sweet and naive' smile. "What? Getting scared now?"
"Scared? When were the Seven sons of Changbai ever afraid of anyone?"
"Exactly, only people are afraid of us——"
"Brothers, don't talk with them——are we fighting? How are we fighting?"
"As it turns out I have some free time, count me in." Qiandu walked over, a smile of delight lighting up her face as she looked at the oldest Zhong Feng. "Is shark elder in good health? Is the condition of his third thoracic vertebrae better now?"
"Who are you?" Zhong Feng looked frightened, staring warily at Qiandu as he asked. Shark elder is known as Hai Dafu, a well-known sword master of Changbai sword sect. His [Mad shark sword arts] defeated countless enemies, and he has already reached the cultivation level of the middle stages of Withered Glory.
However, several years ago he sustained injuries in a fierce battle, his third thoracic vertebrae was broken, and he is still recovering in the shark cave resort of Changbai Mountain even until now. This matter has been kept a secret; the leader Zhong Hangyuan even issued order for everyone to keep quiet about it.
How could this young girl know about it?
"Qiandu." Qiandu said, looking incredibly calm and with a bright smile on her face: "One of the idiots who majors in dragon slayer."
Starry Sky Academy were filled with hidden dragons and crouching tigers; you could never know if the classmates with you all the time was a dragon or a tiger.
This was a phrase a dragon slayer senior said before and has been treated as a sacred phrase by dragon slayer students ever since.
After all, it's embarrassing to blow your own trumpet all the time, but it's fine for others to do so.
Zhong Feng stared at Qiandu with an incisive glare, like his gaze was scanning up and down Qiandu's body thousand of times.
Zhong Yu was dumbstruck by Qiandu's beautiful looks, and had been thinking of how to get this little woman onto his bed all along but watching her smiling sweetly while mentioning the secret that only few people of Changbai sword sect knew, he cast away his dirty thoughts.
This woman is very crafty, if they used force then it's possible their bones might get broken. The same outcome as what happened shark elder who they respected greatly.
Not only did the Seven Sons of Changbai size up Qiandu, Li Muyang also looked warily at Qiandu.
Who is this girl?
Why would Changbai Seven Sons be this frightened by a few simple words?
Of course, Li Muyang student interpreted the seven sons 'serious faces' as an expression of fear.
Also, the shark elder she mentioned, who is he? Why would anyone have such an embarrassing name?
Li Muyang thought if he has a nickname there must be the word 'cool' in it.
For example, he really likes a novel called 'the legend of Chu Liuxiang', the nickname of the leading man is 'sweet handsome'. Even hearing this nickname it's obviously a romantic and elegant handsome man without any sense of shame.
What someone lacks, is what he desires.
Li Muyang hopes to be that kind of man.
"What are you doing?" A man clad in a Starry Sky robe came trotting over, he was one of the librarians at the entrance, Li Muyang met him when he passed by the door. He scolded angrily: "no fighting in the library, if you want to fight go to the practice grounds. If you’re not afraid of death go to Starry Sky battlefield—-if you damage the sacred books in the library, even your broken bones are not enough to compensate for it."
"Big brother—–" Zhong Shan slid the sword back in its sheath, smiled and said: "there's plenty of time in the future, let's teach them a lesson later."
Zhong Feng nodded, slowly slipping the sword back into the sheath.
Then, he swept his gaze thoughtfully over Qiandu and together with the other Changbai seven calabash turned and left.
"You guys are not leaving? If you cause trouble in the library again, I will take away your eligibility for permanent access to the library." The senior did not have a favourable impression of Li Muyang and Lin Canghai. The library is the blood and sweat of numerous predecessors, it's a sacred place for many students. These students don't know how to appreciate it and dared to play with swords here. He doesn't know how it happens but the quality of students goes down year by year.
"Senior, really sorry, we'll leave." Lin Canghai smiled to the administrator, bowed as he apologized sincerely.
Seeing Lin Canghai's adorable smile, his tone of voice became much softer and gentler: "Don't do it again."
"I won't." Lin Canghai nodded: "Today I was being bullied. Otherwise we would have not caused so much noise that would bother other students in the library. This was very rude behaviour of us."
Lin Canghai also apologised to the crowd of students gathered around: "Really sorry everyone. I'm sorry about everything."
His kind of actions easily created a good impression, there were even girls coming over asking for his address and said they would study sword techniques with him later.
The three of them walked out of the library together, bathing in sunlight and exchanging smiles with each other.
This feeling of sharing joys and sorrows felt good; Li Muyang loved it. He thought of his fatty friend Gongshu Yuan again, just what is he doing now.
He says he hoped that one day they could meet at Starry Sky, Li Muyang thought in his mind: even people like the Changbai Seven Calabash could enter Starry Sky, how could the adorable fatty not?
As expected, darkness is everywhere. Starry Sky Academy was no exception.
"Thank you." Lin Canghai said aloud, beaming from ear to ear.
"You're welcome." Li Muyang patted him on the shoulder. "We're all students, we should help each other and take care of each other."
"Not everyone thinks like that." Lin Canghai smiled as he shook his head. "So, I have to say thank you to you."
Li Muyang smiled and waved dismissively: "I did nothing. You should thank Qiandu. Qiandu classmate scared them away——Yes Qiandu classmate, when you said those words to them what do you mean? Why did they have such a big reaction?"
Qiandu smiled and said: "I just heard about it from an elder, so I threw it out to scare them. I didn't think they would really be fooled."
This answer sounded very half-hearted and Qiandu also seemed unwilling to continue with this topic, looking at Lin Canghai she said: "Changbai Seven Sons all have different characters, the eldest Zhong Feng represents change, the second oldest Zhong Yu represents concentration, the third oldest Zhong Lei represents bravery, the fourth oldest Zhong Ming represents interference, the fifth oldest Zhong Chang represents persistence, the sixth oldest Zhong Bai represents absolute killing and the youngest Zhong Shan represents continuity, he is also the wisdom and brain of the seven brothers, the eye of the Changbai seven killing formation—–Everyone of them possess unique skills, do not be deceived by their appearance."
"The next time you meet them, try to avoid confrontation with them. If you're not careful and entered into their formation, you must first find a way to break through the eye of their formation. Otherwise, their Falling Snow Sword will continuously destroy you into foam——-They are dangerous opponents. Otherwise, Changbai sword sect wouldn't have sent them to Starry Sky Academy. Starry Sky Academy also would not accept seven students from Changbai sword sect, it would cause issues with other sects——–"
"Thank you big sister Qiandu." Lin Canghai bowed deeply to Qiandu, smiled and said: "I'll be careful."
"Good." Qiandu nodded, then looked at Li Muyang, saying: "Muyang classmate, was there any gains for you today?"
"There is." Li Muyang took out the scroll in his arms [Weapons documented by an unknown person] and said with a smile: "I found this book. I'll take it back to pass time."
Qiandu took a brief glimpse at the cover of the book before she said with a smile: "It seems like a very good book."
Then, she glanced up at the sky: "I'm hungry, Lin Canghai classmate did you wanted to treat us to a good meal?"
"Of course." Lin Canghai smiled and nodded. "We will eat at Jade Creek today."
Starry Sky Academy has 'clear kitchens' that provides meals for students; with their registration plate students can receive meals the school provides. Of course, Clear Kitchen is the same as all the other colleges that provides big communal pot for everyone to eat from, in that it's exceptionally unpalatable.
Therefore, in order to satisfy some peoples' appetite and desire for good food, high-end food places have been built inside and outside of the school.
Of course, one needed gold for such facilities.
The Jade Creek Lin Canghai mentioned was a high-end food place in the school, which Li Muyang had never been since coming to Starry Sky Academy. He has always been eating the free school meals.
"It is said Jade Creek have Tianshan fruit dew." Qiandu said with a smile. "This time we must try it."
"As long as big sister likes——-" Lin Canghai said smilingly: "Even if we go everyday it's not a problem."
Tiandu. Heavy rain.
Several horse-drawn carriages, covered in black cloth, speedily headed into the back yard of the Lu mansion before coming to a halt at where young swordsmen in black lined up, then they guarded on both sides of the carriage. A large black umbrella opened, shading above the door.
Gongsun Yu was first to step down the carriage, followed by Luo Qi looking strangely and Li Shinian looking confused, constantly glancing around the surroundings.
Li Yan sat in one of the horse-drawn carriages behind; he used his own umbrella to shield the rain as he jumped off the carriage.
The servants inside came bustling over, an old servant with drops of rain sliding down her cheeks stood respectfully in front of Gongsun Yu and said respectfully: "Madam, following your orders, the courtyard has been tidied. All the furniture are complete, we will buy more if the guests require."
"Ah." Gongsun Yu took Luo Qi's and Li Shinian's hand as she hurriedly walked towards the corridor: "hurry get inside, don't get wet."
Then, she commanded the servants: "prepare some ginger soup and bring a bowl to each of the guards outside. Then prepare something for them to eat, they've been running around without a decent meal."
"Yes, Madam. We know madam's kind heart, we've already prepared everything." A little servant said with a smile." Ginger soup is done, meat soup with rice is also prepared."
Gongsun Yu laughed: "these girls——-"
Her face filled with joy as she looked over at Luo Qi: "Luo Qi, you once lived in this courtyard, I ordered people to tidy it for you, all of the furniture all new. You'll live in the same house as before, whatever you need just tell the servants——I have swapped a lot of people here, I'm afraid there aren't the people you're familiar with anymore."
"I'll follow Lady's arrangements." Luo Qi said aloud.
Gongsun Yu held Luo Qi's hand, saying: "I told you along the way, we are sisters, no need to be polite——Shinian, you have to treat this place as your home. I’ll introduce you to a little brother; this child is a little naughty, if he dares to bully you. Don't be polite with him. If you can't beat him then tell me, I'll take care of him—"
"How could it be?" Li Shinian smiled shyly as she said: "boys are cute when they're naughty. As the big sister I will take care of him——I used to look after my big brother too."
"Shinian is a good girl." Gongsun Yu stared affectionately at Li Shinian. Thinking to herself: this kid is smart, sensible and sweet-mouth. Qiji is good but a little too cool. Even if you want to be close with her it's not easy.
Standing nearby watching, Luo Qi was inwardly worried, she understood her little girl's personality too well.
As if Li Shinian understood her mother's mind, she said with a smile: "Mum, don't worry, I will take 'good care' of this little brother."
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