Chapter 03: Only Xiaolong is Excluded
If others knew got to know Huang Xiaolong not only managed to convert battle qi but also breakthrough to become a First Order Warrior in just a few hours’ time, it probably would scare them half to death.
Even Huang Xiaolong himself found it hard to believe, much less the others.
Although from early on Huang Xiaolong had the suspicion that his martial spirit was not just some simple grade seven martial spirit, still, this result was too heaven-defying. According to his father, the higher the grade of a martial spirit, the higher the cultivation talent and the faster one’s cultivation speed. His grandfather Huang Qide possessed a top-tier grade eight Six-winged Golden Ape martial spirit and it took him half a year to breakthrough to the First Order warrior whereas he had only spent a few hours. In other words, his martial spirit’s grade was even higher than his grandfather’s!
Grade ten martial spirit? No, grade ten martial spirits cultivation speed wouldn’t be this terrifying, and then a thought streaked across Huang Xiaolong’s mind...
Superb talent martial spirit!
Superb martial spirits existed only in myths and legends.
Above grade ten, it was said to exist grade eleven, even twelve! Although people are unsure of the highest grade of martial spirits that existed, it was certain that Huang Xiaolong’s martial spirit was definitely above grade ten.
Moments later, Huang Xiaolong managed to calm down the excitement in his heart and continued running the XuanQin cultivation technique. The double-headed serpent once again emerged behind him with their mouths wide open, devouring the world’s spiritual energy while battle qi circulates along Huang Xiaolong’s meridians following the First Order Warriors’ meridian route.
This time around, the battle qi circulation speed was a lot faster than before and Huang Xiaolong clearly noticed the battle qi within his meridians had grown thicker. Although the difference was not obvious but after circulating his battle qi a dozen times, the battle qi’s thickness increased by almost half of the original density.
By the time Huang Xiaolong opened his eyes the gentle moonlight had dissipated and was replaced by a ray of sunlight streaming in through the window onto his small body.
Under the warm morning sun, Huang Xiaolong stretched lazily and got out from the bed. During last night’s practice, not only did he breakthrough to a First Order Warrior but he actually reached mid-First Order.
“Mid-First Order.” Huang Xiaolong’s deep eyes watched the rising sun. According to this practice speed, within three days he would be able to reach late-First Order, perhaps even breakthrough to the Second Order warrior!
Huang Xiaolong walked out from the room to the small yard, his small hands clenched into a fist, gathering his battle qi in his fist, Huang Xiaolong punched towards a half-meter big rock at the corner of the small yard.
"Boom!" The sound of an explosion rang out and the half-meter big rock flew back and fell rolling a few meters away, a corner of the rock crumbled into pieces and scattered on the ground.
Huang Xiaolong looked at the result and nodded his head in satisfaction. In general, late-First Order warriors’ battle qi has the strength of one stone, while he was only a mid-First Order but because he trained in the Body Metamorphose Scripture, his attack power was comparable to a late-First Order.
The power of one stone was calculated at one hundred and twenty pounds.
Huang Xiaolong also noticed after one night of practicing battle qi, the muscles in his body was stronger and firmer.
Warriors from the First to Third Order were group into the initial stages of cultivation and in this initial stage when battle qi flows along the meridians it would refine the body’s muscles. By the time Huang Xiaolong reached the pinnacle of the Third Order warrior, his muscles would be fully developed, enhancing his reflexes, strength, and defense several times higher compared to his current body.
At this moment, sounds of light footsteps came from outside the yard; Huang Xiaolong was alerted and then shook his head, he smiled when he knew the visitor was his little sister Huang Min.
Sure enough, Huang Min’s innocent, tender voice sounded: "Big Brother, Big Brother!
Huang Xiaolong turned around and saw Huang Min running into the yard when she reached Huang Xiaolong, Huang Min was panting heavily: "Big brother, Mom and Dad are arguing.”
“Mom and Dad are arguing? What’s the matter?” Huang Xiaolong was confused for a moment. In his memory, his Dad and Mom have never quarreled.
"I don’t know the reason, but it seems it’s related to Uncle.” Huang Min said.
"Uncle?" Huang Xiaolong frowned slightly, saying: "We’ll go and see." Leaving the small courtyard with Huang Min, they hurried to the Eastern Courtyard. However, even before they reached the Eastern Courtyard’s hall, from some distance away, the sound of their parents quarreling echoed out.
"Big Brother is too much!" Su Yan’s voice filled with anger sounded. “After the martial spirit awakening ceremony, all the children received a Battle Qi Dan except for our Xiaolong!”
Huang Xiaolong’s pace halted.
Battle Qi Dan?− a second-grade pellet. After awakening martial spirit, if one could get a Battle Qi Dan, it speeds up battle qi conversion and of course, for warriors belonging to the initial stages, a Battle Qi Dan also aid in enhances battle qi quality.
"Didn’t Big Brother already say the Manor’s supply of Battle Qi Dan just ran out? He will compensate Xiaolong next time.” Huang Peng’s irritated voice was heard coming from inside the hall.
“There was a total of twenty-six children during the martial spirit awakening ceremony and even those with low-level and waste martial spirits received a Battle Qi Dan except for our Xiaolong who is a grade seven martial spirit who didn’t get any!” Su Yan raised her voice in anger.
“Why is it so? Our Xiaolong is his nephew!”
Huang Xiaolong brows creased into a furrow, listening to his parents’ quarrel, he understood clearly – other than him, all other children were given a Battle Qi Dan to aid their cultivation.
Two years ago, when Huang Xiaolong seriously beat up Huang Wei, at that time Huang Ming did not say anything, now it was clear that Uncle Huang Ming’s resentment towards him had been stewing for a long time.
Although his grandfather, Huang Qide had yet to pass the Manor Lord position to his Uncle Huang Ming, it was irrefutable that most matters of the manor were handled by him, especially in recent years. Just like what his mother, Su Yan said, even those with waste and low-level martial spirits were given a Battle Qi Dan, only Huang Xiaolong, his nephew, did not get any: this was blatant bullying!
No matter what, Huang Xiaolong was Huang Ming’s nephew-- is it necessary for Huang Ming to act so crudely?
Huang Ming’s action not only proved he resented Huang Xiaolong, it also equals to sweeping the face of Huang Xiaolong’s parents, Huang Peng, and Su Yan, in front of all the Huang Clan Manor Elders.
"This cannot be. I’m going to ask Dad to judge the fairness of this matter!" Inside the hall, Su Yan said angrily for she is unable to swallow this down.
"You come back here!" Huang Peng shouted furiously, "For some small matter, you are going to trouble Father, do you think that I haven’t lost enough face?”
Outside the hall, when Huang Xiaolong heard this, he silently turned to leave. A small matter, is it? A glint flashed across Huang Xiaolong eyes; his Uncle Huang Ming has not yet to take over the Manor Lord’s position, but once he has officially taken over then these types of small things will become bigger!
Huang Min saw Huang Xiaolong remained silent and turned to leave without a word; she could not help but dazed for a moment before reacting. She tried to catch up to Huang Xiaolong, "Big Brother, Big Brother!
Huang Xiaolong did not reply, the two of them left the Eastern Courtyard. Coincidentally, just as he stepped out they came face-to-face with Huang Wei. Trailing behind him was his usual gang of brothers, the same group that bullied Huang Min.
Seeing both Huang Xiaolong and his sister coming out from the Eastern Courtyard, Huang Wei was startled for a bit before he stepped towards Huang Xiaolong with the group.
Sweeping/Slapping face- actions of insult.