After emptying three bowls of wine, the man in black exhaled. The smell of wine filled the air and he spoke, "That hits the spot. Ah... That was f* depressing. The world was peaceful; everything was good; and suddenly came the day when Nine Tribulations Sword was discovered."
"Nine Tribulations Sword?" Chu Yang's heart immediately pounded violently! At this moment, his heart seemed to almost jump out of his chest.
Nine Tribulations Sword's coming out was something that only he knew. Why did it seem like the whole world knew about it?
"When Nine Tribulations Sword comes out, the clouds will dance; ten thousand tribulations destroyed, and the stars will cry; heaven and earth will change, fate... These words were passed down in Nine Heavens from ten thousand years ago. These words were the prophecy written by Supreme level master Chen Liu Yun." When he got to these three words, the man in black's face could not conceal a deep level of respect.
In the history of all of the continents of Nine Heavens, there had only been two Supreme level masters. One of them was Chen Liu Yun. The world originally did not have Supreme level, but since those two broke through the final hurdle Supreme level came into being!
"Saintly wind (TLN: Chen Feng) starts inside; outside in the heavens the moving cloud (TLN: Liu Yun) swings!"
Saintly wind Supreme Wu Chen Feng and moving cloud Supreme Chen Liu Yun were eternal legends of the Nine Heavens.
Of course Chu Yang knew about this Chen Liu Yun. What he did not know about was the prophecy he left behind.
"The meaning of this prophecy is that once Nine Tribulations Sword found its master, there would be a great change in heaven and earth! The current states of Nine Heavens will be changed. Therefore, when Nine Tribulations Sword appeared, all the descendants of the great families came out to experience Jiang Hu! According to legends, the master of Nine Tribulations Sword will be lord of all the great families in Nine Heavens."
"By the time all the chaos ends, the great families' rankings will be rearranged. Their position in Upper Three Heavens and Middle Three Heavens will be determined by their strength." The man in black took another gulp of wine, "And the master of Nine Tribulations Sword will be the key player in all of this."
"Uh.... Huh? Ah...! Oh...." Chu Yang's mouth was gaping like a fish that was dying of thirst. Even with his fortified mind, he did not know what he wanted to say at this moment...
"You're stunned, right?" The man in black swirled the wine gourd, looking very satisfied. This was no big secret amongst the great families in Middle Three Heavens; he did not think that saying something like this would cause someone to be so shocked. The whole thing filled the man in black with a sense of great accomplishment...
"Ah... Stunned! Really stunned!" Chu Yang nodded repeatedly like a chicken pecking on the ground. He was not only shocked; it was more like his whole world had turned upside down... Master of Nine Tribulations Sword? Are they talking about me?
Am I really that skilled? Am I able to shake up Upper Three Heavens and Middle Three Heavens with just a Martial Warrior cultivation level?
"Anyway, motherf*... This is not a good thing at all..." The face of the man in black became angry all of a sudden, "Nine Tribulations Sword appearing so people could train is not a bad thing, but it involves the rankings of all the great families. Because of this, all the young disciples of the great families who came out to train were given the task of subduing the disciples of the other families! If on the off chance that they could not be subdued, then killing them would also be acceptable! No matter how, their opponents must be weakened!"
Chu Yang rubbed his forehead as his eyes rolled.
"The mortal enemies of Mo family clan is Hei Mo family clan and Yan family clan. These past few hundred years, the three families might seem peaceful on the outside, but they never stopped fighting in the shadows. Now that Nine Tribulations Sword appeared, the conflicts between the three great families were pushed out in the open. This is especially true with the younger generation; they carry the attitude that if you live then I will die!"
The man in black sighed, "This time the two young masters came out to train with three guards in tow. Little miss argued and wanted to go out for some fun... Our clan's master thought that with three King level masters protecting them, nothing bad could happen; so he agreed. In addition, he sent me to guard little miss." He sighed and took a large gulp of wine. Then he lamented, "I have failed to live up to the trust of our clan's master..."
Four King level masters went along to protect them? Chu Yang felt as if his brain was about to be short-circuited. How powerful was the Mo family clan of Middle Three Heavens?
Ack..., under the protection of four King level masters, and they let Mo Qing Wu get injured? Are these four guys fakes?
"King level masters are amongst the top in Middle Three Heavens. But, right now, all the young disciples that came out to train in Jiang Hu will determine the fate of the next few hundred years, few thousand years, even the survival of the whole family clan. Compared to this, are King level masters of any consequence?" The man in black said with great disdain.
"So that's how it is." Chu Yang's countenance became serious.
Gu Du Xing once talked about the disciples of the families in Middle Three Heavens coming out to train in Jiang Hu, but Chu Yang did not think that this would have such great implications and deep impacts...
It seemed some things would need to be reevaluated.
"After coming out, eldest young master and second young master had some disagreements. They argued well into the afternoon and went their separate ways. Eldest young master went to Great Zhao with two guardians. And second young master went sightseeing with little miss."
"When we got to Connecting Clouds Mountain, we heard a rumor that on the side of the cliff, there was a special site. Second young master suspected that this site contained the remains of a Monarch level ancestor. Since the location was isolated, he decided to see for himself. Little miss and I waited on top of the cliff as second young master and third Mo uncle went down to search. Not long after they went down, the whole gorge suddenly became engulfed in flames. We were ambushed by the enemies..."
"It was a trap!" Chu Yang said resolutely.
He felt some contempt for this second young master. If there was really the remains of a Monarch level master, would you just luckily discover it right after stepping into Jiang Hu from Middle Three Heavens? It was clearly a trap and you brought your younger sister straight into it... Such a retard!
"Bam...!" The man in black slapped his thigh in agreement and said, "Who would say it was not? It was definitely a trap! Third Mo uncle and I tried to talk him out of it many times, but he would not listen...!"
"I struggled to bring little miss out of the flames only to be immediately ambushed by the Hei Mo family clan! Little miss has a Three Yin Meridian, even though she is a girl, she would grow up to become a powerful master. This was why the Hei Mo family clan wanted to kill her!"
"A pair of Saber and Sword King along with twelve Revered Martial Artists attacked all at once. I almost lost my life there... Even little miss was injured by one sword strike of the Hei Mo Sword King. Luckily, the sword tip was slightly off, or else..." The man in black became angry, "Motherf*, I will pay them back one day!"
He did not notice that Chu Yang had fallen silent since he mentioned "Three Yin Meridian."
"Does the Mo family clan put great importance on Mo Qing Wu's Three Yin Meridian?" Chu Yang asked cautiously.
"Of course! The chance of it occurring in a female is extremely rare. Any female with Three Yin Meridian would have limitless success in the future. Reaching Emperor level would not be out of the ordinary. One of the great grandmothers of the Mo family clan had Three Yin Meridian. She left a cultivation technique designed especially for those with Three Yin Meridian. Little miss would only need to cultivate according to this technique and she could easily reach the peak of cultivation, stepping into heaven." The man in black said proudly.
His attitude had shown how much he cared for Mo Qing Wu, and was even very proud of her.
"Ah... What if Three Yin Meridian is damaged?" Chu Yang asked solemnly, "Are there any consequences?"
"Three Yin Meridian is damaged?" The man in black looked at Chu Yang in surprise.
He suddenly stood up; the wine gourd in his hand fell to the ground as he glared at Chu Yang.
"I said... if..." Chu Yang said lightly.
"If... If..." The man in black muttered helplessly. He suddenly remembered that one sword strike was in the middle of Mo Qing Wu's chest. That was the critical point of Three Yin Meridian...
He remained quiet for a while and said gravely, "If that's the case... Little miss's life is over..." His voice was full of loss and sorrow.
"Over?" Chu Yang frowned. He asked with a slightly dangerous aura, "Over how?"
The man in black smiled bitterly, "Whether it's a family or a country, they're all the same. Their children dress well and act arrogantly. They might not even know a little bit of martial arts... and might only know how to do bad things. But each of them has their own place and their own value."
Chu Yang nodded silently.
"The role these useless people played are great. They are usually used to establish relations with other families, to consolidate power." The man in black laughed dryly, "Powerful people are very cautious. If two powers wanted to work with each other, they needed the appropriate reasons to do so. Because when one power grows too fast, the others would unite to attack it!"
"If they wanted to join powers without being attacked, then there are two ways. Teacher and student relationship or in-laws relationship." Chu quietly finished his explanation, "The teacher and student relation runs the risk of students stealing your family's secrets. So establishing an in-laws relationship is best. By building these interfamily relationships, they can contribute to their family's strength."
"Yes, that's exactly how it is!" The man in black lowered his head and said, "The Mo family clans has such descendants. They are usually not allowed to participate in ranking competitions because they are not worthy. Like the case of the eldest son, Mo Tian Xing. When he was ten, he was demoted to third young master because he lacked talent. Even though he is the oldest, he has to call his younger brothers older brothers..."
"If little miss's Three Yin Meridian is damaged... then... then..." The man in black stood up anxiously, "Little martial brother, how is little miss?"
"Her Three Yin Meridian is damaged... Would the family toss her aside and turn her into a tool for making connections with other families?" Chu Yang's gaze and tone were cold. He did not seem to notice the anxiousness of this King level master.
"Ahhh..." The man in black sighed, "If the family decides, since she has no hope of recovery... I am afraid..."