Chapter 9: Malice
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lin Ming watched Xiong Dan and Zhou Feng directly confront each other. A force made him struggle to get up.
Upon recalling that he had no intention of resisting earlier, Lin Ming felt as if his face was on fire.
When the other new disciples saw this scene, their spirits seemed to have returned. Their eyes stared straight ahead.
As for the senior disciples who were watching the show or preparing to snatch a plethora of Blood Pills, their faces were already filled with astonishment.
They had never thought that things would escalate to such a degree.
A new disciple was actually fighting against Xiong Dan?
Moreover, he could even exchange a few rounds with him? Who would believe this!?
One had to know who Xiong Dan was. He was someone that was about to break through to the Qi Gathering realm and become an inner disciple.
His nickname ‘Bear Gall’ might seem a little funny, but he was also a famous genius. He was born with vigorous Blood Qi and divine strength. His skeleton was thicker than ordinary people’s.
He had entered the Tri-Gu Sect for less than three years and was already at the 9th Layer of Body Tempering realm.
It was rumored that Xiong Dan had sparked the interest of an Elder. As long as he broke through to the Qi Gathering realm, he would become said Elder’s personal disciple.
It was precisely because of this deterring force that the other senior disciples did not dare to fight for the Blood Pills.
At the very least, they had to wait until Xiong Dan was completely gone before they took action.
Speaking of this, some people would probably be puzzled.
An Elder had actually chosen Xiong Dan. How could he be so lacking in resources, even snatching the Blood Pills of new disciples?
This actually had something to do with the reasoning of the Tri-Gu higher-ups when nurturing their disciples. Many Elders felt that having talent was indeed an advantage, but it was not all.
They had a saying, “A genius falls, and a villain rises by relying on underhanded means.”
This was nothing new in the Tri-Gu Sect, so having talent did not mean everything.
As such, these Elders would at most pay attention to you, but in reality, they would not do anything to help.
If you could successfully break through to the Qi Gathering realm, then everything would be fine. It would prove that you had the value to be nurtured.
But if you unfortunately died, then die!
Because this proved that you were only a fake genius, not a true genius.
A true genius, other than cultivation talent, had to be proficient in all sorts of methods. Otherwise, one would sooner or later be played to death in the Tri-Gu Sect.
“You’re courting death!” Xiong Dan charged forward once again.
His fist generated a whistling sound as it pierced through the air; just by listening to that sound, one could feel just how much force was packed in that punch.
Two punches—one from the left and one from the right—landed on Zhou Feng’s body, causing him to sway left and right.
Zhou Feng was no different from Xiong Dan’s punching bag due to the huge difference in strength.
Even so, Zhou Feng still used all his strength to defend. His arms covered his head as he tried his best to avoid getting punched in the vital points.
At the same time, he was holding his breath, ready to counterattack at any time.
Once again, Zhou Feng was sent flying.
Unexpectedly, after only three seconds, he slowly got up again.
But this time, he was in a really miserable state. His entire body was covered in blood.
Zhou Feng still had the same dull expression and didn’t say a word. He picked up two Blood Pills with one hand and stuffed them into his mouth.
At present, he no longer weighed the gains and losses. He only wanted to punch the man in front of him now.
Even though he did not say anything, the people around him could feel his ruthlessness.
Large amounts of Blood Pills provided large amounts of Blood Qi.
Under the stimulation of large amounts of Blood Qi, the Bloodthirsty Gu absorbed large amounts of Blood Qi in real-time and then produced pure Blood Qi to support Zhou Feng.
To be honest, if it was not for the Bloodthirsty Gu constantly replenishing his Blood Qi, Zhou Feng would not have been able to hold on for so long.
Most importantly, the passive skill he had just obtained, Self-Healing Constitution, was already slowly healing his injuries. Even though this speed was very slow, he was recovering bit by bit.
“Kid! You are courting death!” Xiong Dan roared again.
If there was no comparison, Xiong Dan’s appearance would indeed be very frightening.
But looking at the expressionless Zhou Feng standing opposite Xiong Dan…
In this situation, Xiong Dan looked kind of incompetent and enraged.
Traces of killing intent rose!
Xiong Dan’s heart was already filled with the desire to kill.
A kid who had just entered the sect actually dared to act in this way. If Xiong Dan didn’t kill him, he simply couldn’t take this lying down.
Surprisingly, just as this killing intent rose, a trace of icy coldness rose from behind him.
Senior disciples were not allowed to kill new disciples in public, especially in front of the entrance of the Merit Gathering Hall.
Although the Tri-Gu Sect had very cruel rules, some basic principles still needed to be followed.
If you did it in secret, the higher-ups would not care.
But it was not allowed in front of everyone.
That chill instantly woke Xiong Dan up, and the redness in his eyes immediately faded. He understood that someone was warning him.
After waking up, Xiong Dan grinned at Zhou Feng, and his words carried a naked threat. “You have guts! I hope you can live for three more days!”
He turned around and left upon saying that.
Staying here now would only add to the joke.
However, when Xiong Dan left, he still took away all the Blood Pills of Lin Ming, Yin Ling, and the others.
Previously, Lin Ming and the others had been able to keep half of their Blood Pills, but now, not a single one was left.
Faced with the smiling Xiong Dan, no one dared to resist.
Any trace of resistance that Lin Ming had just felt vanished instantly after sensing Xiong Dan’s suffocating killing intent.
No one dared to directly resist like Zhou Feng.
From a certain point of view, it seemed that Zhou Feng had implicated them. If not for that, they would still be able to keep half of their Blood Pills.
Xiong Dan, who had already walked far away, suddenly shouted, “If you want to blame someone, blame him! I want to see what will happen in a courtyard where no one has Blood Pills, and only a seriously injured person has Blood Pills.”
His words were full of the intention of sowing discord.
Although this method of sowing discord was crude, it was very useful.
Xiong Dan had snatched the Blood Pills of almost everyone from Courtyard No.7. Only the severely injured Zhou Feng still had Blood Pills.
Although Zhou Feng didn’t have many Blood Pills now, only five, he was still alive. The others didn’t have a single one.
And in the early stage, if there was no supply of Blood Pills, recovering one’s Blood Qi would waste most of their time.
This was especially true for the first time one cultivated a martial technique or cultivation technique. In the end, they would have to take a Blood Pill. This way, their cultivation progress would be faster.
As soon as these words were uttered, the expressions of Lin Ming and the others changed slightly.
They looked at Zhou Feng with an inexplicable look.
To be honest, they were not that familiar with Zhou Feng. Or it could be said that everyone from Courtyard No.7 had only been acquainted with each other for a few short days.
What was more important than a few days of friendship, cultivation, and one’s own name?
This seemed to be an answer that could be given with one’s toes.
Xiong Dan seemed to be a foolish and muscular brute, so no one expected he would actually use such a trick.
Things like human nature simply could not withstand the test.
Not to mention in the Tri-Gu Sect, as long as one stayed for a few more days, some worldviews would be directly reversed.
Zhou Feng instantly felt a wave of malice wrapping himself.