Jiang Chao Ge and the Spirit Weapon - Chapter 51
Long Xiang didn’t move an inch until that soldier was less than two metres from him, that sword looking like it was about to stab him . With a swing of his long halberd, the two weapons clashed together loudly in midair, sparks flying .
That soldiers expression shifted, arm shaking .
Long Xiang’s body was pushed back by the horse’s forward momentum . His feet carved two metres long lines in the dirt, yet his upper body was absolutely still, receiving the blow forcibly .
After one move, the soldier no longer dared underestimate Long Xiang because of his age and spun around once on his horse: “You’re not summoning your spirit beast?”
Long Xiang said coldly: “Against you? Unnecessary . ”
The soldier was angered slightly and jumped off the horse . He swung his broadsword around twice in his hands and walked towards Long Xiang step by step .
Zui You had his arms crossed over his chest, watching full of interest at one side . He elbowed Tian Rong and said proudly: “Look how cool my little Xiang is . ”
Tian Rong humphed: “He’s just a child . ”
“He’s a pretty child . ” Zui You licked his lips, a bewitching light escaping from his gaze, “If only he could grow up quicker . No, growing up slower is also good . ”
Jiang Chao Ge looked at him with raised eyebrows: “What do you want to do?”
Zui You threw flirty glance at Jiang Chao Ge: “My spirit weapon user is mine . What do you think?”
Zhi Xuan blinked: “ That’s right . My spirit weapon user is also mine . ”
Zui You Halberd swung swiftly in midair, stabbing towards the soldier . The soldier blocked with his sword . The two were once again fighting at close quarters, murderous intent overflowing . Long Xiang lifted the long Halberd, body flashing . He forced the soldier to retreat step by step, obviously gaining the advantage .
That horse riding soldier was humiliated in public by a youth and was extremely angered . His sword skills became even more ruthless, each move aimed at vital points .
In the middle of battle, Long Xiang’s head scarf dropped to the ground carelessly, revealing a head of short red hair . Even the darkness before dawn couldn’t conceal that flaming colour .
“Foreign race! This brat is Long Xiang!”
Long Xiang’s gaze darkened . With a spin of his body, Zui You Halberd flew through the air, ruthlessly stabbing towards the soldier . That soldier was caught without an escape route and could only lie on the ground in haste, trying to avoid it in vain . Yet Long Xiang didn’t give him an opportunity to escape, springing to his feet and jumping onto the soldiers body to the point he spat blood . Zui You Halberd pierced the ground by his face ferociously . A few more inches to the left and his eye would be gone .
The whole scene became silent .
Jiang Chao Ge said: “That’s right he’s Long Xiang . There are two Heaven grade spirit beasts here . Even if we can’t escape today, we’ll definitely fight to the point no one wins . Stop us or allow us to meet the clan leader . You better think carefully about this . ”
A soldier broke through the encirclement and walked over . This person’s clothing was exquisite and his manner was out of the ordinary . One could tell he wasn’t normal at a glance . He looked down at Jiang Chao Ge: “Why do you want to meet the clan leader?”
“I have important matters I must discuss . ”
“There’s Third Prince . It’s not up to you . ”
Jiang Chao Ge laughed coldly: “Did you really invite Third Prince over to ‘discuss’?”
“I can guarantee that Third Prince and that woman are being treated respectfully . Without orders from the clan leader, you can’t leave the inn . If you continue to persist, then don’t blame us for being discourteous . ”
Jiang Chao Ge narrowed his eyes: “Dare I ask who you are?”
“I am the vice captain of the Fan Clan soldiers . ”
Jiang Chao Ge took a step forward, “Have you heard about a rumour?”
That person was motionless, only looking coldly at Jiang Chao Ge .
Jiang Chao Ge could only say: “Have you heard rumours of Da Liang City?”
That person didn’t have much of an expression but his eyebrows twitched slightly . Jiang Chao Ge had spent years on the streets and was the best at observing body language and expressions . Even that slight twitch was caught by his eyes . There was no wall in the world that could block wind . No matter how Qi Ling Feng blocked off news of the north, he couldn’t possibly conceal the matter of Da Liang City without leakage . He was certain this person had at least heard of rumours and was only unable to confirm .
That person paused and said: “What rumours?”
“Sir must have some idea . ” Jiang Chao Ge said unflinchingly: “You should know we just came from the north and saw for ourselves, Da Liang City’s current situation . Ying City could very possibly become the next Da Liang City . For the sake of one hundred and sixty thousand lives, I must see the clan leader . ”
That person’s expression changed slightly: “Speak properly . ”
“I will speak properly to the clan leader . ”
That person hesitated for a long while then grabbed a subordinate and whispered a few words . After the subordinate received the order, he rode away on a horse . He glared at Jiang Chao Ge: “If you’re speaking even half a word of nonsense, wait for your head to roll . ”
Jiang Chao Ge hadn’t reacted yet Zhi Xuan was angered by those words . He glared ferociously at that person, revealing a row of canine teeth, a dangerous growl emitting from the back of his throat .
That person was shocked by the murderous intent pouring from Zhi Xuan and took a step back, a cold sweat immediately breaking out over his body .
Jiang Chao Ge stroked Zhi Xuan’s head: “Don’t be vicious . ”
Zhi Xuan humphed: “He’s looking to die . Anyone who wants to kill you are all looking to die . ”
“Doesn’t mean he can kill just because he wants to . How can there be such an easy thing? Stop scaring people all the time, you’ll easily ruin my affairs . ”
Zhi Xuan opened his mouth, bit into his collar and began to chew it in dissatisfaction . He had the appearance of a small angered animal .
Everyone waited till dawn, when the black armoured knight that took Yu Ren Shu away came . That black armoured knight whispered a few words to the vice captain and pointed the tip of his sword at Jiang Chao Ge: “You, come with me . ”
Jiang Chao Ge said: “I want to bring this child . He can’t leave me . ”
“He is a Heaven grade spirit beast . You can’t bring him . ”
Zhi Xuan released Jiang Chao Ge’s collar and was about to roar when Jiang Chao Ge covered his mouth and said loudly: “My spiritual power is weak . I can’t even summon his true form and am not a threat to you . Fan clan doesn’t have even this little bit of courage?”
The black armoured knight looked at little child making threatening gestures in his lap, hesitated briefly then nodded .
Jiang Chao Ge told Long Xiang to wait for him at the inn and got onto a horse, following the black armoured knight towards the eastern side of Ying City .
Zhi Xuan sat in front of him, and seemed in very good spirits: “Jiang Chao Ge . ”
“Next time you can’t say I can’t leave you . It should be you can’t leave me . ”
“What do you mean? Only I don’t care that you’re so trash . ”
Jiang Chao Ge smiled: “Yes yes . I said it in the wrong order . It’s me that can’t leave you . ”
Zhi Xuan smiled proudly: “I know . ”
The black armoured knight brought Jiang Chao Ge into Fu Mansion . Around the entrance of the mansion, there was a strange array made from yuhua pebbles . Jiang Chao Ge was somewhat fearful of that array and forced himself to enter . The architecture of the west was very different from the central plains or the north . The central plains had a stylish and dignified architectural style . In order to keep out the cold, the north used a lot of heavy stones which seemed very rough and unrestrained . Yet architecture in the west had quite the foreign air to it . From the floor tiles to the ornaments and decorations, there was an air of deceitful charm permeating the whole mansion . Even the shape of the flowerbed seemed as if it was hiding some mysterious principles, making one extremely uncomfortable .
The black armoured knight saw him looking around and said coldly: “Fu Mansion is full of mechanisms . One wrong step and I can’t guarantee your life . ”
Jiang Chao Ge smiled lightly: “Then I must follow closely . ”
Zhi Xuan looked around curiously, eyes perfectly round, small delicate face preoccupied . When he wasn’t speaking, it was easy to be deceived by outer appearances alone .
The black armoured knight lead them through a long hallway . It suddenly opened up, revealing a spacious courtyard . Three circles of guards stood both inside and out of the courtyard, each standing at attention, guarding one room .
Upon seeing the black armoured knight, they automatically made a path . Jiang Chao Ge strutted in confidently . Zhi Xuan threw a lot of glares on the way .
Both Yu Ren Shu and Ruan Qian Xiu were in the room along with a few strangers . An old lady with white hair and eyebrows sat on the main seat . She had a roman nose and thin colourless lips . Although she appeared at least seventy or eighty, her gaze was extremely sharp and fierce, back perfectly straight . She didn’t appear aged at all .
Jiang Chao Ge didn’t expect that Fan clan’s leader, Fan Feng, was actually female . He looked towards Yu Ren Shu and Ruan Qian Xiu and discovered that the Ruan Qian Xiu’s sleeve had been ripped open with obvious traces of blood .
Ruan Qian Xiu said: “Wound is already healed . ”
Jiang Chao Ge let loose a breath
“Zheng Cheng?” She asked .
“At the inn with Long Xiang and the others . It’s fine . ”
The black armoured knight said loudly: “Hurry and greet clan leader . ”
Jiang Chao Ge faced the old lady with cupped hands: “This young one greets clan leader . ”
Fan Feng looked him up and down once and waved her hand: “Everyone else get out . ”
The black armoured knight said: “Madame, this person hasn’t removed their weapons yet . ”
“Spiritual power too weak, no need to fear . ”
Jiang Chao Ge felt somewhat embarrassed .
The black armoured knight could only retreat .
Fan Feng looked left and right at the servants: “You all get out . ”
“Grandmother, how could you talk to him alone?”
“I said get out . ” That old lady’s voice was aged and quiet yet still carried an air of dignity .
They had no choice but to retreat and even close the door the behind them . Only Fan Feng and their party was left . Fan Feng humphed lightly: “I’d already heard the news of Da Liang city’s destruction before you come . Though I only found out today that it was related to you . ”
Yu Ren Shu said: “This matter isn’t only related to us . You could say it was because of us that Da Liang City was met with such a disaster . We don’t want Ying City to become a second Da Liang City . ”
“Yin City won’t become a second Da Liang City . ” Fan Feng looked at them darkly .
Yu Ren Shu narrowed his eyes: “Where does your confidence come from?”
Jiang Chao Ge frowned: “Could clan leader have dealings with Min Ying Association?”
Fan Feng gave Jiang Chao Ge a fake smile, “If you have the courage to enter the city, I have the courage to let you enter . ”
Jiang Chao Ge’s eyes shifted and he said sharply: “You were long since collaborating with Min Ying Association . You’re delaying us!”
Yu Ren Shu stood up abruptly, “Fan Feng, as one of the officials of Tian Ling, you’re actually conversing with the enemy!”
“So what if your highness knows . Do you think you are still the third prince? You are only a wanted criminal across all of Tian Ling . ” Fan Feng smiled darkly: “The maiden and Xiao Xue from Min Ying Association are currently on the way . You definitely can’t outrun them . ”
“You’ve gone absolutely insane! You clearly knew ancient rare beasts have appeared and will throw the world into turmoil, yet you’re actually colluding with the enemy . Aren’t you afraid of bringing destruction to the west?”
Fan Feng said sharply: “What would a naive little prince that’s only lived for twenty years or so know? The appearance of the twelve ancient rare beasts is fate . No one can prevent it . If you take advantage of the opportunity, you may even be able to protect yourself . If you fight against the powerful, you will inevitably meet a tragic end . What you are doing right now, is fighting against the powerful!”
“I would rather fight against the powerful than watch on helplessly as Tian Ling sinks into hell . ”
“From the moment the first ancient rare beast awakened, Tian Ling’s fate was already set in stone . Twelve ancient rare beasts appearing, the reappearance of Origin of Heaven and Earth, a disaster is unavoidable . This is the terrible secret that handful of people in Tian Ling know about . However, from today onwards it’ll be a secret no longer . Soon, the flames ignited by conflicting ancient rare beasts will burn through all of Tian Ling . In order to save a nation, a city, a blade of grass, a tree one can only side with the powerful . Your highness, you can only blame the fact you were born in the wrong era, otherwise you would’ve been an emperor that goes down in history . ”
Jiang Chao Ge pulled out Zhi Xuan sword, the tip of the blade pointing at Fan Feng . He said coldly: “Shu, Qian Xiu lets go . ”
Fan Feng laughed coldly: “You? You won’t even be able to leave this room . ” She tapped the pitch black cane in her hands heavily . A wave of spiritual power surged forth . That was the spiritual power of a Heaven grade beast .
Jiang Chao Ge said heavily: “You attracted Xiao Xue . If that maiden can’t control him and he goes on a massacre in the city, you’ll become condemned by history . ”
The flesh on Fan Feng’s face trembled: “Teaming up with a tiger, advantages and disadvantages are equally divided . ”
Jiang Chao Ge gave a cold laugh: “Do you know why Xiao Xue is hunting us?”
Fan Feng shook her head: “I don’t know . ”
“Why do you think?”
Fan Feng narrowed her eyes, gaze drifting towards Yu Ren Shu .
“If it was to kill third prince, why would they make such a big fuss out of it?”
“What do you mean?”
Yu Ren Shu said coldly: “Xiao Xue has never taken notice of me . He’s too big, big to the point that the only thing he can see is someone close to his size . ”
Fan Feng’s eyes widened, gaze whipping towards Jiang Chao Ge .
Jiang Chao Ge grabbed the sword, driving it heavily into the ground . The hard granite cracked from the force: “That’s right . Xiao Xue is hunting me . The spirit weapon user who formed a contract with the ancient rare beast the Qilin!”
Fan Feng shot up and said with a shrill voice: “Impossible! You haven’t formed a contract at all . ”
“Indeed I haven’t formed a contract with him . But as long as I form a contract on the spot, destroying Fan mansion is easy . With my current spiritual power, I truly cannot beat Xiao Xue . ” Jiang Chao Ge pointed the sword at Fan Feng, “But I have more than enough time to eradicated Fan clan before Xiao Xue gets here!” He held Zhi Xuan’s hand and pinched Zhi Xuan’s waist .
Zhi Xuan understood his idea, baring his teeth at Fan Feng, golden pupils frighteningly bright, flames igniting in his small hands .
As expected Fan Feng was frightened . Looking at Zhi Xuan’s threatening appearance, especially those ignited flames, it was hard not to believe it .
Yu Ren Shu said at the right moment: “Let us to now, or else we’ll destroy indiscriminately . ”
Fan Feng’s pupils rolled and with a strike of her cane: “Alright!”