Chapter 106: Bore Wood for Fire
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"Duan Ling Tian what do you think?"
Captain Yang Da looked towards Duan Ling Tian, seeking his opinion.
After all, this gamble was something Duan Ling Tian started.
"Duan Ling Tian, you better not say you don't dare."
Yu Xiang's eyes narrowed as he cut off Duan Ling Tian's retreat.
"Captain, Sir, I don't have any objections. Just as Yu Xiang said, please bear witness to this gamble."
Duan Ling Tian nodded while the corner of his mouth held a smile.
This Yu Xiang was such a considerate person...
Yu Xiang's pupils constricted. He didn't expect Duan Ling Tian to so readily agree.
"Duan Ling Tian, you wouldn't have hidden a fire piston, right? If that's it, then this gamble will have no meaning."
Yu Xiang looked at Duan Ling Tian with a vigilant expression.
"Don't worry, if I use a fire piston, then you can consider it my loss."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Did he need it?
Yu Xiang heaved a sigh of relief. "Remember that this is something you agreed to."
"If the both of you have no objections... this gamble will now take effect."
Yang Da looked towards Duan Ling Tian and Yu Xiang.
The both of them shook their heads, showing that they did not object.
Yang Da looked with interest at Duan Ling Tian.
The five Centurions behind him also stared at Duan Ling Tian with burning gazes. They were all curious as to where Duan Ling Tian got his confidence from...
Even they wouldn't dare say they could start a fire without a fire piston.
"Today, I'll teach everyone some general knowledge."
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian was seated on the floor after picking out a rounded piece of dried wood from the pile.
Meanwhile, the group of youths from the Genius Camp had all surrounded him. They fixedly stared at Duan Ling Tian's movements...
Duan Ling Tian looked over at Meng Quan and said, with a light smile, "Meng Quan, give me your dagger."
Meng Quan passed his dagger over.
After receiving the dagger, Duan Ling Tian raised his hand, cut off a stick from the end of the dried wood in his hand, and then sharpened it...
At the same time, he dug a small hole in the rounded piece of dried wood.
Small pieces of wood entered Duan Ling Tian's hand from the pile. Followed by the Origin Energy that burst forth from within his hand, they transformed into wood filings, and finally dropped into the small hole in the rounded piece of dried wood.
Subsequently, he stuck the stick that he had sharpened earlier into the small hole.
And he started to spin the stick...
If someone from Earth in Duan Ling Tian's previous life were to see this, they would certainly recognize what he was doing with just a glance.
Duan Ling Tian's present movements were precisely the act of boring wood to make fire!
"Chi! Indulging in fantasies! You really think you can start a fire like this?" Yu Xiang sneered.
But he was dumbstruck before long.
Duan Ling Tian spun the dried stick for a while before the wood filings started to smoke, and after a short moment, a small flame emerged...
"Meng Quan, dried wood!" Duan Ling Tian shouted in a low voice.
Meng Quan had already gone to prepare the dried wood as soon as the wood filings started smoking. After hearing Duan Ling Tian call for him, he promptly placed a pile of dried wood in front of Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian placed the burning wood filings into the dried wood...
Instantly, a blazing flame erupted!
"No... impossible...it's impossible."
Yu Xiang watched this scene in disbelief, and he took a few steps back before shaking his head in a manner that seemed like he was slightly out of his senses, as he didn't dare believe all this was real.
At this moment, the surrounding youths all looked at Yu Xiang with gazes that emitted a trace of pity...
This Yu Xiang was in over his head!
Yu Xiao and the other three Yu Clan youths all had extremely ugly expressions.
Yu Xiang losing face would equal to the Yu Clan losing face, and also they themselves losing face.
Yang Da deeply glanced at Duan Ling Tian before asking, "Duan Ling Tian, how did you think of this?"
"When I was playing as a kid, I accidentally stumbled upon it.... I call it boring wood to make fire. Captain, what do you think?" Duan Ling Tian rubbed his nose as he spoke.
"Good.... Very good!" Yang Da laughed heartily.
"Yu Xiang, since you asked the Captain to bear witness, I trust you will certainly abide by the bet, right?"
Duan Ling Tian looked towards Yu Xiang as he smiled in ridicule.
Yu Xiang's expression grew even uglier.
In next to no time, he looked towards two of the Centurions behind Yang Da with a pleading gaze.
"Captain, Sir, Yu Xiang is a disciple of the County City's Yu Clan; if he were to be subjected to such humiliation, the Yu Clan would undoubtedly be humiliated as well.... At that time, I'm afraid it would be difficult to wind the matter up." One of the Centurions spoke out.
"Yeah, Captain, Sir, let's just take this matter as a joke and just laugh about it." Another Centurion spoke out.
Yang Da frowned.
Yu Clan... He had to take them into consideration.
However, this gamble was something that was obvious to everyone present. If he, the person who bore witness to the gamble, were to just drop the matter, his prestige would definitely be tarnished.... And if the news were to be spread, it would be difficult for him to maintain his position within the Iron Blood Army!
A wave of loud laughter suddenly echoed out.
The Centurion that spoke out at first to help Yu Xiang looked at Duan Ling Tian angrily and his face went grim. "How can you be presumptuous in the presence of the Captain?!"
Duan Ling Tian eyes narrowed, and the corners of his mouth held a smile. "The gamble between Yu Xiang and I was not only witnessed by the Captain, but also by everyone present here. When the gamble was just established, I wonder why you didn't speak out and stop it? Could it be that it was because you didn't think of the Yu Clan at that time?"
"Or maybe... I being able to win and Yu Xiang losing exceeded your expectations. Thus, you brought out the Yu Clan to suppress the Captain?"
As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, his eyes flickered with a ghastly brilliance. "Could it be that you think the Captain would be afraid of the Yu Clan and would be obliged to bow down in front of the Yu Clan?"
When the Centurion heard what Duan Ling Tian said, his expression instantly turned slightly pale and gloomy.
After glaring at Duan Ling Tian with eyes filled with resentment, the Centurion looked at Yang Da with a terrified expression, "Captain, Sir, I've never once thought in this way; I really didn't mean it in that way."
The other Centurion sensibly shut his mouth when faced with such a situation.
Even though he was a good friend of Yu Xiang's elder brother, Yu Hong, he still wouldn't dare to offend his superior officer.
"This gamble was something that was obvious to everyone present. I hope that Captain can handle the matter in a just manner!"
Xiao Yu spoke just at the right moment to help Duan Ling Tian.
"We hope Captain can handle the matter in a just manner."
Instantly, many of the youths from every squad followed suit and expressed their support.
Yu Xiang's expression became even uglier.
His gaze swept past these youths.
Most of these youth had all borrowed fire from him, but never would he have thought they were actually fence-sitters and were so realistic.... This caused him to get so angry that even his lifeblood started boiling!
Yang Da looked towards Yu Xiang as he indifferently said, "Enough. Since I acted as the witness for this gamble, I would naturally not side with any party. Yu Xiang, make good on your side of the bet."
Although he had to consider the County City's Yu Clan, he wasn't afraid of them.
Not to mention that the Iron Blood Army was extremely far away and didn't have any restraints, even if the Yu Clan's Patriarch came to Iron Blood City in person, he would be helpless against him.
He was a member of the Iron Blood Army, and the Iron Blood Army was famous for protecting its own. Even the members of the County Governors Estate would not dare to rashly offend the Iron Blood Army.
Yu Xiang inhaled a deep breath as a sense of humiliation flashed within his eyes, and his body started to tremble unconsciously...
Under the keen gazes of the surrounding youths, Yu Xiang started to take off his clothes, piece by piece....
Currently, Duan Ling Tian, Xiao Yu, Meng Quan, and Luo Zheng had all returned to where they were sitting earlier and started roasting the wild wolf and wild boar...
They roasted their food as they watched the performance Yu Xiang put on.
"Haha! I didn't notice that this Yu Xiang would be even fairer than women."
Meng Quan laughed heartily as he watched Yu Xiang dashing around.
Duan Ling Tian laughed as he said, "There's even a birthmark on his buttocks."
Presently, it wasn't just Duan Ling Tian's group of four, even the other youths were watching fixedly at Yu Xiang's performance, deeply afraid that they would miss any brilliant scenes.
As the wind blew past Yu Xiang's stark-naked body every few steps he ran, his face would become even gloomier.
His eyes even emitted a dense hatred and killing intent!
Duan Ling Tian!
I swear to never stop until I get my revenge!
Yu Xiang abruptly howled after he ran half the distance.
His legs moved as he executed his movement technique, quickly finishing the remaining rounds.
Yu Xiao passed over a set of clothes just at the right moment.
After putting on his clothes, Yu Xiang took a deep breath before sitting in a corner. He was too ashamed to show his face in front of anyone.
Meng Quan laughed as he said, "Haha... Satisfying!"
Xiao Yu started laughing as well.
Luo Cheng's eyes flickered and a smile appeared in the corners of his mouth....
He noticed that a trace of delight had unexpectedly appeared in his heart.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said, "OK, hurry up and eat; don't let it get burnt!"
Meanwhile, besides the Yu Clan members, all the other youths of the Genius Camp were whispering amongst themselves.
Their topic of discussion was precisely Yu Xiang, who had just run ten laps stark naked.
The youths of Squad Three currently had complacent and delighted expressions.
"That Yu Xiang even said that he wouldn't lend his fire to our Squad Three... Humph! Why would we need to borrow fire from him? With Duan Ling Tian's method of boring wood to make fire, even if we don't have fire pistons, we can easily start a fire."
"Yes! Duan Ling Tian is really too outstanding to the extent that he's even able to create such a method."
"I really can't believe that Duan Ling Tian is only sixteen.... When I was his age, I hadn't even stepped into the Core Formation Stage, let alone being like him, capable of so many different skills."
"That Yu Xiang probably doesn't have the face to meet anyone anymore."
"Talking about that, his bird looks really small. I wonder if it can even be used."
"Shhh! Speak softer, he's a member of the County City's Yu Clan after all. Be careful, because if he targets you, then you'll have a really hard time."
"Yeah, let's talk softly.... Actually I think his bird is really small too, like a toothpick."
At this moment, the youths of Squad Three unsparingly praised Duan Ling Tian and ruthlessly trampled on Yu Xiang at the same time.
It was as if they had completely forgotten that just a while ago, they were extremely unsatisfied with Duan Ling Tian and even thought about putting down their pride to go borrow the fire piston from Yu Xiang.
Afar, Captain Yang Da gnawed on his roasted meat, but his gaze never left Duan Ling Tian...
As far as he was concerned, this youth was just too miraculous.
He was absolutely a genius among geniuses; he was even able to think of such a way to start a fire!
Among the five Centurions, the instructor of Squad Three, Fan Jian, had a surprised expression all over his face that still hadn't faded until now.
He completely understood now. It turned out to be that the reason Duan Ling Tian took his time to walk towards the Dawnshroud Mountain Range earlier today and didn't fight for the fire piston was because he was already prepared since a long time ago...
He truly didn't need the fire piston to start a fire!
He deeply felt how terrifying this youth was.
Among the remaining four Centurions, two of them had indifferent expressions as if the matters of today were of no personal interest to them.
The final two Centurions glanced at each other before laughing helplessly.
They were both Yu Xiang's elder brother's good friends, so they felt slightly guilty in their hearts because they weren't able to help Yu Xiang.
But before long, a killing intent flashed within their eyes.