Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
"Who dared to attack me?" Ma Yan screamed out loud.
Ye Xiwen's figure was not hidden in the crowd. Wang Lie quickly spotted him and said: "Brat, you are finally back! Where did you go for a month?"
"I went to the back side of the mountain to cultivate and practice martial arts." Ye Xiwen said.
"Hey, why can't I sense your cultivation?" Wang Lie said as he looked curiously at Ye Xiwen because both of them had been similar considering their natural talents. In fact, he had always been stronger than Ye Xiwen since childhood but this time when he saw his good friend, he couldn't see through his cultivation.
Indeed, he couldn't see through Ye Xiwen's cultivation but Ye Xiwen could easily see through his cultivation. Thankfully, Wang Lie's closed-door training was a success as he had broken through to the fourth stage. He became an inner sect disciple in one fell swoop.
"Wait, what's going on, why was he blackmailing you just now?" Ye Xiwen stared coldly at Ma Yan and said.
"I stepped into the fourth stage and wanted to buy a secret book here, but who knew that I would be blackmailed by him to buy this incomplete book for 500 low-grade spirit stones?" Wang Lie's chubby face was filled with anger as he said, "I didn't buy it, so he falsely accused me of reading this book."
If it was a Xiantian (innate) power technique, forget about 500 low-grade spirit stones, even an amount of 50,000 low-grade spirit stones would be inexpensive but it was obvious that the technique must not be incomplete or it would never fetch a price of 500 low-grade spirit stones.
Such a situation was very common because not everyone could obtain a secret book. However, most of these secret books were usually incomplete and not that valuable. This was the reason why it was unacceptable that someone was willing to sell a complete Xiantian power technique for just 500 low-grade spirit stones.
"Die, how dare you sneak attack me, you bastard!" Ma Yan looked ferocious, his hands still aching as his eyes flashed with killing intent.
With a step, he leaped high and blasted his fist toward Ye Xiwen.
"Bang!" How could Ye Xiwen not prevent this surprise attack? He immediately spread out his palm and caught Ma Yan's fist.
"Rumble!" Ye Xiwen grabbed Ma Yan's fist and with a rumbling sound, he twisted it.
"Ah!" Ma Yan screamed pitifully as Ye Xiwen directly folded his wrist. Since Ye Xiwen's strength was now above the combined strength of 19 tigers, there was no way Ma Yan's wrist could possibly withstand the strength in Ye Xiwen's grip when he himself had the strength of just 4 tigers. The difference was just too big.
"Take this!" Ye Xiwen shouted and lifted his foot to kick him.
"Bang!" Ma Yan suffered this kick so suddenly and fiercely that his body flew up magnificently like a broken kite, flying high up in the sky before fiercely falling to the ground. Suddenly, white foam started to ooze out of his mouth and he fell unconscious.
People started staring at Ye Xiwen as if they were looking at an incredible being. Ma Yan was supposed to be one of the top 20 disciples from the inner sect, but now no one knew if Ma Yan was dead or alive after getting kicked so ruthlessly by Ye Xiwen. Who on the earth was this person?
Because Ye Xiwen always had a low profile as his strength was never this strong, therefore no one on the scene really knew who he was.
Everyone around was wondering from where did such a ruthless man emerge who sent Ma Yan into a comatose like state. This was a man who was supposed to be at the peak of Houtian fifth stage. Only a monster could defeat such a man this easily!
Of course, since Ma Yan was a notorious fraud, so most people secretly applauded.
Ye Xiwen found a book on Ma Yan's body with "Celestial Step" written on its cover. He didn't check it out since he was surrounded by a large crowd. He did not use his space ring either or it might invoke jealousy among the spectators.
"Come on, let's go." Ye Xiwen turned to Wang Lie and said.
They soon left the market, Wang Lie couldn't wait and asked: "How did you become so powerful?Gee, your kick actually sent that Ma Yan flying!"
"Hey, I have always been this powerful, you know." Ye Xiwen said then laughed. He certainly would not talk about the mysterious space.
"Bah, I was just kidding."
The two friends kept on walking while fooling around on the way. Later, they returned to their respective homes.
Ye Xiwen hadn't visited his home for a while. At the same time, Ye Kongming also came back home from outside and saw Ye Xiwen. On his father's face appeared a faint smile as he said: "Welcome back!"
Regarding why Ye Xiwen had not come back home for a while, he didn't say anything because martial artists were such kind of people. He could go traveling for months or even for several years or even more than a decade and it still wouldn't be surprising.
And Ye Xiwen had already told them before he left.
"Good, you look stronger now." Ye Kongming nodded approvingly. He always devoted a lot of his attention to this adopted son.
"You look thinner and weak, are you not eating properly?" Ye Xiwen's mother said. Parental concerns for their children can be very different for a mother and a father.
"You have come back at a perfect timing. You can participate in the School Inner Weighing which is going to start in two days." Ye Kongming said, "On this grand event, our school is offering a very generous award and top 100 rankers can earn a lot of rewards."
"Yes, father." Ye Xiwen nodded. Of course, he had come back to participate in this School Inner Weighing and definitely not in the way his father had hoped because instead of top 100 ranks, he was planning to at least get into the top five.
"Why did the ancestor call you?" Ye Xiwen's mother Xia Chunxue asked Ye Kongming.
"Zhang family wants to conduct this year's core disciples' exam together with our school." Ye Kongming said, "Zhang family has proposed to conduct this year's big competition of core disciples in the Blood Yuan Territory."
"What, Blood Yuan Territory?!" Xia Chunxue was surprised.
Ye Xiwen also gawked, he certainly knew what Blood Yuan Territory was. In this world, in addition to Zhen Wu Jie, there also existed some 'large and small-dimensional spaces'. These spaces naturally existed in this world, some were big in size, far more than thousands of miles in size, and some were small with just a few miles only.
After many years of breeding, these small dimensions would give birth to life with their own life forms and animal species.
A Blood Yuan Territory was such a small microcosm with all kinds of unusual animals, innumerable types of spirit grass. The entrance to this 'small dimension' was in Qingfeng mountain, and the key to open this entrance rested in the hands of Yi Yuan school's elder and Zhang family's patriarch. A legend stated that Zhang family's ancestor and Yi Yuan School's founder together found this entrance several years ago and they benefited a lot from it. In the end, one of them created a school and the other created the foundation of powerful Zhang family.
A Blood Yuan Territory would open every once in a while, but it couldn't remain open and the reason for that was in consideration to the fact that it was very small hence its self-healing capacity would be weak. So it needed to be closed for a certain period of time to be opened up later on. This was the so-called concept of 'sustainable development'.
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