Chapter 271: Shura Sect Venerable
Light Wind Empire, Border City .
Just a few thousand miles from the shores of the Light Wind Empire, sat a towering and colossal city . The city was huge and took up a vast amount of land . The city walls were as high as the sky, so high it could block out the sun .
Border City was the biggest city and the first line of defence for the Light Wind Empire . It had a long history and was known as one of the Three Big Ancient Cities along with the Imperial City and Western Mystery City .
When seen from afar, the Border City resembled a huge statue of a War-God, giving off an ancient feel . It rested on the frontier of the Light Wind Empire, looking over the land .
On the vast plains outside Border City, there was a group of travellers . Among the group, there were energetic spirit beasts pulling the carriage, flanked by warriors astride Single Horn Spirit Horses . They were all heading for Border City .
A horn sounded off solemnly from within Border City . The sound was deafening and spreading out rapidly .
The gates of Border City opened and many fully armored soldiers marched out . They raised their hands slightly to welcome this group of people .
Ji Chengyu looked impressed but kept a poker face as he steadily rode the Single Horn Spirit Horse . He smirked when he saw all the soldiers that were there to welcome him .
The moment one entered Border City, it felt like a totally different place . The streets of Border City were totally occupied by the soldiers . Ji Chengyu entered the place and stopped at the center of a group of soldiers .
The curtains in the carriage opened and an elderly figure came out from the carriage, with a wrinkled face and wearing a black robe . Breathing irregularly, he clasped his hands and looked at the surrounding people before inhaling lightly .
From among the soldiers, some people who also wore black robes appeared . They respectfully bowed at the elderly man .
“We pay respect to Shura Sect Venerable . ”
The warriors in black robes began to greet and bow in great respect for him .
Shura Sect did not belong to any of the top ten sects and was a very old sect . They were finally reformed today, in wait for the time to rise again . Light Wind Empire was the first of many stepping stones for them .
The wrinkles on the elderly man’s face trembled . He waved his hands at the crowd and said, “The High Priest sent me here today . My first mission is to assist King Yu in his ascension to the throne, and secondly, to fight for the revival of Shura sect . We Shura Sect have remained in low profile for too long, and many people in the world have forgotten how great we used to be . Powerhouses in the Hundred Thousand Mountains, Wildlands and Illusory Spirit Swamp have probably forgotten about us, but soon enough, they will surely remember the fear of being dominated once more . ”
The Shura Sect crowd was excited; their eyes revealed their enthusiasm .
Ji Chengyu squinted as he saw this sight . His heart began to thud . He had a somber expression .
This Shura Sect… was the force behind Mahayana Island, the backing of Zhao Musheng . Now . . . they supported Ji Chengyu, whom will rely on them to take back the throne .
However, he knew clearly in his heart that Shura Sect was a double-edged sword, and also a very sharp one . If he did not wield it properly… he would not only sustain mere superficial wounds .
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Wuliang Mountain was as tall as the skies . It resembled a sword that extended all the way into the sky, piercing the clouds .
Within the mountain of the Celestial Arcanum Sect, there sat an old man with white hair and brows, inside a derelict wooden two-storey house . His wrinkled hands held a few pieces of yellow talismans . All of a sudden, his eyes opened and it seemed like a ray of light had shone past them .
The yellow talismans in his hands floated up and were suspended in space, forming a unique pattern .
The old man had a serious look on his face as he took a deep breath . He held the unique pattern in his hands and pointed at the talismans .
A special blood came out from the talisman . The strong smell of the blood filled the whole wooden house . The old man was shocked; he squinted his eyes a little .
“The murderous Shura sect… . they have actually reappeared . Why is this evil sect so stubborn? It seems like the southern region will have to experience bloodshed yet again,” the old man murmured and sighed .
He turned the sign on his hands and the blood color on the talisman disappeared . The old man shut his eyes, deep in thought .
“Light Wind Empire again? Why are all the bad things happening at Light Wind Empire?” the old man trembled a little, feeling a little odd .
“But this time . . . Light Wind Empire is in deep trouble . ”
… . .
In the morning, the bright sun shone into the room, dispersing the coldness of the night .
Bu Fang opened his eyes and yawned comfortably as he stretched . This room was indeed more comfortable . He got off his bed, washed up, and went to the kitchen .
Yu Fu was still not awake and Xiao Xiaolong wasn’t there either .
Bu Fang stood before the stove, spun the knife, and started to practise his carving and sculpting skills . After a few days without practicing, Bu Fang was starting to miss this feeling .
After Bu Fang practiced his skills for a while, Yu Fu came down the stairs and greeted him . Then, they individually started their own practises .
“Xiao Xiaolong is not here yet? You may practice first . We will start the test once he arrives,” Bu Fang said with a frown .
Yu Fu obediently nodded her head, held the ingredients she prepared and diligently started to cut the vegetables .
Bu Fang put aside the big kitchen knife and started to cook Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs . Not long after, the strong aroma of the ribs filled the kitchen . Yu Fu was so aroused by the aroma . Bu Fang’s culinary skills were way better than hers and it could be seen just by judging the smell of the food . She still had a long way to go .
Bu Fang opened the door and left the shop with the Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs .
In the morning of spring, the temperature was still cool . A gust of wind blew and the aroma of the Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs in Bu Fang’s hand dispersed; it was so tempting .
“Blacky, it’s time to eat . ”
Bu Fang whispered, placing the Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs in front of the black dog that lay in front of the door .
Blacky lazily opened its eyes and took a look at the Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs in front of it . It sneered and did not seem as excited over the Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs as it did before .
The human-like expression on this fat dog shocked Bu Fang . What happened?
However, once Blacky sniffed the Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs, its eyes brightened . He stared at Bu Fang with resentment and started gorging down the plate of food, as if he had starved for many days .
Bu Fang raised his brows, patted the clean fur on Blacky and stood up to return to the shop .
As he walked toward the doorstep, he saw Xiao Xiaolong stroll past the alleyway entrance, toward the shop .
“Are you always so late? Why do you even bother practicing carving and sculpting then?” Bu Fang stared at Xiao Xiaolong and said angrily .
Xiao Xiaolong trembled and suddenly remembered that Bu Fang was already back . He was slacking off while Bu Fang was away… . .
“Come into the kitchen . I will test your cutting and carving skills . If you fail, you will have to practice your cutting and sculpting skills with a heavy kitchen knife for the rest of the day . ”
Bu Fang had seemingly guessed something . He sighed, and with a flap of his sleeves, entered the kitchen .
Xiao Xiaolong’s face was as black as charcoal .
He sorrowfully entered the kitchen and saw that the hardworking Yu Fu was practicing . He instantly felt terrible .
Bu Fang pulled over a chair to sit on, then looked at Yu Fu and Xiao XiaoLong expressionlessly . His eyes were serious and ready to judge them both .
“As my cooking disciples, I hope that you two are hardworking and will not slack off . A real chef works day and night to attain success . I hope the two of you remember this principle and will continue working hard on your culinary skills . Now we will start the test on your cutting and carivng skills . The two of you will compete against each other and whoever prepares the most dishes in an hour… . will be spared from punishment . ”
Bu Fang said in a low voice . He had also been a disciple once and he knew the importance of working hard .
Yu Fu and Xiao Xiaolong nodded to signify that they understood what he said .
There was a big carrot placed on the stove beside the two of them . Bu Fang wanted them to cut the carrot into small strips within an hour .
Yu Fu was fine . She was calm and did not panic .
Xiao Xiaolong, on the other hand, was different . His face was as black as charcoal and his eyes wandered around . He was worried .