After Qu Ping raised his question, the youths behind roared with laughter. Everyone knew that the top ten positions of Beyond the Heavens Sect disciples were held by the Nine Peaks. The eldest disciple of Purple Bamboo Garden, Shi Qian Shan, only held position number 13. The two positions above him were also held by disciples from the Peaks.
It seemed as if the ranking had been turned upside down. Chu Yang and Tan Tan, ordinary disciples, were now in confrontation with Qu Ping, one of the top twenty disciples. The difference in ranking between them were about 700 fold; this was indeed a case of a cat licking a tiger's nose... death wish!
Chu Yang only laughed, a very ordinary laugh, but extremely cold. It was currently summer time, the weather was hot; but Chu Yang's laughter was like an icy wind, blown from the peaks of snowy mountains, making everybody chilled to the bone.
Chu Yang's gaze became icy as he spoke slowly, "Purple Bamboo Garden's honor is not for the likes of you to desecrate. Moreover, the traditional rules of Beyond the Heavens Sect are not for you to break. Qu Ping, today, you will help me set the rules!"
Sooner or later, I would have to step over people to become the top disciple! If so, let it begin today!
Today's battle will be my first battle to rise up in the Beyond the Heavens Sect!
I, Chu Yang, from back then until now, have always stood in front of the wind, the peak of the waves; always ready to meet other fighters' challenges. Despite my being the lowest rank after my resurrection, I still have my dignity and courage. Standing high, you cannot avoid the cold wind.
One third grade martial pupil with poor cultivation going against a second grade martial warrior. To establish his reputation? No need to wonder, this was truly a joke. The people behind Qu Ping immediately laughed, their eyes glared at Chu Yang, as if looking at a stupid fool.
"Rubbish, you want to establish your reputation? You want to use Elder Martial Brother Qu as a stepping stone? Are you feeling feverish?"
"This punk is crazy..."
"Junior Martial Brother Qu, in that case, why don't you have a match with Chu Yang?" The team leader who was in no hurry to make a move, Liu Yun Yan, stared at Chu Yang as he spoke slowly, "Do not underestimate the enemy."
His cultivation was higher than Qu Ping, his senses were much sharper. When Chu Yang first stepped out, he talked peacefully so Liu Yun Yan did not feel anything. But now, Chu Yang's whole aura had changed. Liu Yun Yan felt a sudden surge of cold and heavy pressure.
Just earlier, Liu Yun Yan looked down on him; now, he felt like a snowflake amidst the hot sun, about to vaporize any moment without a trace. At this moment, when he saw Chu Yang's keen eyes, he became a bit frightened. When the words 'do not underestimate the enemy' left Liu Yun Yan's mouth, the laughter suddenly stopped.
This showed that with this match between Qu Ping and Chu Yang, Liu Yun Yan was not too optimistic about Qu Ping! Liu Yun Yan was a prominent character amongst the top ten. Even though he was last, his strength was not ordinary, he was a fourth grade martial warrior. A person like this would naturally be able to distinguish what's important!
Even though Qu Ping was only a second grade martial warrior, compared to a third grade martial pupil like Chu Yang, the difference was as vast as heaven and earth.
Martial warrior versus martial pupil, clearly genius versus retard...
Was there anything to worry about in this battle?
Chu Yang calmly smiled. He took one step forward and said, "Qu Ping, make your move."
With one loud roar, Qu Ping suddenly flew forth! His movement was agile like a leopard on the hunt. Seeing that Chu Yang did not draw his weapon, he naturally did the same.
Chu Yang was preparing to move when his eyes suddenly flashed. At that moment, he suddenly felt as if he was being watched, as if his every movement was being observed from the shadows.
This was the superior spiritual sense that he cultivated in his previous life. This spiritual sense had helped him escape mortal danger countless times. Today, this sense suddenly arose.
Only, he did not feel any killing aura from the people in the shadows. It seemed that they bore no ill will...
Chu Yang could, in part, guess as to the identities of these people in the shadows. Towards these secretive people, Chu Yang thought, If God has given me such a good opportunity, let me give you a little bit of excitement and fear.
He did not need to look around, his countenance did not change; he only took measures to receive Qu Ping's onslaught.
His actions were clearly very ordinary, but to the eyes of the spectators, there was something unfathomable about it. Chu Yang's upper body remained unmoved, but it looked as if he was rushing forward. On Qu Ping's part, he discovered that even as he was moving forward, he could not even touch the hem on Chu Yang's clothes.
In the eyes of everyone present, it was clear that Chu Yang was moving offensively forward, but he was actually moving backward!
At first glance, he seemed to be an offensive state, but his action was actually that of avoidance!
His bottom half, his legs continued to maintain the stance of moving forward really quickly with flexible movements... (TLN: Um, so basically he was doing the moon walk.)
This preposterous phenomenon reversed everyone's perceptions.
In the bamboo forest, Meng Chao Ran suddenly opened his mouth wide. He was just about to cry out loud when he came to his senses and shut his mouth so quickly that his teeth slammed together making a loud 'clack' sound. Meng Chao Ran felt pain in both his cheeks...
Meng Chao Ran was still not completely calm yet; his eyes were wide circles as he stared into the yard. His gaze was full of terror as he witnessed Chu Yang's fluid movements, like jumping water and floating clouds.
At the same time, in another part of the forest, two other sounds also reverberated. The sounds echoed as if turning the whole atmosphere around them into a vacuum.
Chu Yang's dodging movements made the three watching thunderstruck!
Without blinking, the three followed Chu Yang's movements. Their eyes were filled with excitement and joy!
Snow gathers in the cloud,
shocking to the heavens,
as if forward, as if backwards,
as if there, as if gone!
This technique was familiar to everyone in the sect. Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique of Beyond the Heavens Sect! Disciples of every generation have practiced it; everyone knew it. Even the lowest of servants can do a few steps.
However, there had never been anyone who could achieve such effective results as Chu Yang did just now.
Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique was created by the founder of Beyond the Heavens Sect. That year, this patriarch went up to a mountain top to relax and soak in the warm sun in the winter. As he was lying there, he noticed a white cloud floating in the middle of sky. The color of the snow on the ground seemed to shoot up into the air as the sunlight shined on it.
The light from the snow mixing with the color of the cloud created a mystical effect. There was no wind in the air, but the cloud looked as if it was floating forward, but also floating backwards. Sometimes looking as if it was dispersing, at others, as if it was gathering. One basically could not guess what the movement of the cloud was. mulling
The founder had a moment of enlightenment. After burying himself in his thoughts for two years, he created the technique called Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique as a reminder of the day that heaven and earth gave him that inspiration.
This technique conquered the world. In combination with sword techniques, it has not lost once. Even facing enemies with higher power, he could not be injured.
Unfortunately, no matter how they tried, the later generations could not fully learn Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique. Even in combination with internal qi and intensive cultivation, they could not achieve the same results as the founder. They could not use it to attack the enemy, nor could they use it to protect themselves. Therefore, it became the most useless technique of the sect.
Cultivating it was useless, abandoning it seemed wasteful.
Everyone thought the founder was mistaken or did not leave the real technique behind. This became the biggest regret of Beyond the Heavens Sect.
Unexpectedly, a few hundred years later, the mystery of this technique has once again revealed itself with Chu Yang.
How did he use it like that?
Qu Ping attacked like mad, but could not even touch the hem of Chu Yang's clothes. The more he tried to attack, the more unnerved he became. He was a second grade martial warrior. How could he not beat a third grade martial pupil? His martial brothers were watching, how could he lose face?
Qu Ping's breathing became more labored. He decided to pull out his sword, but before his hand touched the sword, a shadow flashed in front of him and Chu Yang suddenly appeared. Qu Ping was horrified. Before he could dodge, there was a 'pow'. He was hit right in the nose!
His nose immediately bled; he was in such pain that tears and snot streamed down on his face.
"Be good, don't cry. This is for your own good." Chu Yang said in an appeasing manner, but there was no feeling behind it.
His body was like a swimming fish. Afterwards, there were two sounds 'bam' 'bam'. He had hit the side of Qu Ping's left and right eye. Suddenly, there was a newly made panda.