Amery: Hey all. Work have been pretty busy lately and all sort of plans and schedule went right out the window for me, teaser bundles and all. Seeing that no one have picked the series up after it have been put up for adoption, I translated a few extra chapters of 108 awhile back.
Today I randomly received two requests to pick the series up, which is awesome, but since I have a few chapters done already, I’ll release them first then hand the series off to whoever ending up translating it. Enjoy!
Around them, foliages were flourishing and the mountain spring was gurgling gently through the mountain. The flora were as vibrant as embroidery, while in the distance a waterfall torrents downward, splashing up a layer of fine mist. These mountains and lakes gave off an incomparably quiet and peaceful feeling.
Even though Shu Jing had grown familiar with Liangshan Continent’s poetic scenery in the past month, this current scene still caused him to pause and observe for awhile.
“Young Master, are you going stupid just from the view?” Song Lu joked.
Shu Jing shrugged.
As they walked along the small path, it wasn’t long until they encountered the sight of a large mountain, underneath of which stood four people deep in discussion.
The closer they got to the group of people, the clearer Shu Jing could hear the conversations.
“Motherfucker, what a waste of a trip. What kind of doggone Soul Technique can there be at that trash ruin?”
“I already warned you earlier not to buy into these things. This is something that is only seen once every few hundred years, why would it be your turn to discover it?”
Seeing Shu Jing’s group, the four people shared a look with each other and stopped talking. Shu Jing evaluated all of them at once. Three men and one woman, their minimum cultivation at Stardust Middle Stage. Among them, the Daoist monk holding the horsetail whisk had the highest cultivation, he must have already entered the peak of Stardust Late Stage.
The Daoist monk eyes’ brightened when he caught sight of Lin Ying Mei, and the feeling his looks gave was not a pleasant one.
“Are you guys also here to explore?” Song Lu asked in a friendly manner.
Seeing that there was not a trace of cultivation in Song Lu’s body, the monk only gave her a quick glance before his eyes focuses on Lin Ying Mei and Shu Jing.
“Friends, did you come here after hearing about the Mountain Lake legacy?”, the Daoist monk smiled and asked.
Being called such a title caught Shu Jing off guard. He laughed in reply, “We were just passing by, and conveniently decided to visit it.”
“To Stardust cultivators like us, these kinds of lesser legacies really are quite important. Unfortunately, I think you will also be disappointed.” The monk seemed regretful.
“Hearing that this Mountain Lake legacy has had a 500 years long history, I am also not very hopeful.” Shu Jing vaguely replied.
“Friend, that is a good attitude to have.” The monk stroked his beard and said.
Shu Jing also did not feel like wasting his saliva. Those three people was looking at Lin Ying Mei with unsavory eyes, their hearts full of hatred for Shu Jing as well as greed.
Lin Ying Mei’s expression remained ice cold. Until the end, she still did not spare them a glance.
“I’ll go ahead to take a look.”
Shu Jing lightly trade a look with Lin Ying Mei before walking forward.
The three other cultivators glanced at each other before parting ways, allowing him to walk through.
Shu Jing smiled at them, then brought Song Lu and Lin Ying Mei to head inside the mountain, seeming the entrance for the legacy.
Waiting until they have walked away for a distance, the three male cultivators each took out a weapon, all intending to head back inside the legacy.
“Everybody, do not act rashly.” The daoist monk casually spoke, causing the other three cultivators to pause.
“Xun Tian Daoist, what do you mean by that?” The female cultivator turned around, her expression dissatisfied.
“Isn’t this the best time to kill them?” The man with a shiny bald gripped his hammer and spoke while laughing maliciously.
“Just a Stardust Early Stage cultivator. I alone am enough to take care of them.” The last male non-chalantly added.
Xun Tian Daoist shook his head. He slightly waved the whisk and smiled, “Did you not notice the girl besides him?”
“It’s just a Star Knight, that’s all!” The man sneered, his eyes flashed a look of jealousy.
“I want to kill them precisely because she’s a Star Knight. Who doesn’t know that killing a Star Knight would support your cultivation progress immensely? It might even allow them to directly enter Liangshan Mountain.” The only female cultivator spoke in a shrilled tone.
Xun Tian Daoist spoke, “I’m afraid that girl is no ordinary Star Knight.”
“What do we have to fear? Just look at that Star Master. His strength is seriously ordinary. This Star Knight must not be anyone that powerful.”
“If it was an uncontracted Star Knight then maybe, but just look at that Star Maiden who would contract with that crippled looking young man… Ha ha, there is nothing to fear, even if it was Lin Chong we will kill them anyway!”
“Could it be that Xun Tian Daoist is actually scared? It’s truly a lucky chance that we encounter such a useless Star Master and Star Knight. I really don’t want to make this trip a complete waste.”
The cultivators have firmly decided to go after the Star Knight to gain her power.
Xun Tian Daoist slowly spoke, “Why don’t we wait for a little while more. Legends says that all legacies were created for Star Knights, perhaps they are able to solve the mystery of this place.”
The other three thought for sometime, because nodding in agreement. No matter what, even if that Star Master with a broken leg wanted to run, he would not be able to escape. Killing a Stardust Early Stage cultivator was truly too easy. Thinking up to here, they headed back inside the legacy.
“Ying Mei, seems like our identities have been found out.” Shu Jing whispered to Lin Ying Mei.
The Majestic Star’s face remained unchanged as she humphed in acknowledgement. Seems like she had already anticipated such a situation to happen, “Only a few stinky ants, there’s no need to worry.”
Hearing Lin Ying mei, Shu Jing only laughed and said no more, his eyes returning to the legacy.
Scenes of mountains and lakes decorated the walls of hallway, but due to the age of the legacy as well as destruction by humans, the mural was damaged. One could still faintly make out the mountain, pagoda, waterfall, trees and other greeneries.
Seeing mountains as mountains, lakes as lakes.
Look at mountains not as mountains, lakes not as lakes.
He wondered about the mystery behind this mural and the clue.
Because Shu Jing had once figured out the solution for the Relic Blade legacy’s mystery from observation alone, Lin Ying Mei felt a rare sense of anticipation in her heart. In her mind, she completely ignored this legacy and concentrated only on Shu Jing as he searched for clues.
While looking around, Shu Jing suddenly frowned. He stopped in his tracks and calmly spoke,
“What do you people need?”
Lin Ying Mei and Song Lu turned around to look.
The group of people they met outside the legacy stepped out from the shadows. Aside from the daoist, they all exuded a sense of contempt towards Shu Jing. The daoist stepped forward and laughed, “It seems like you have been injured, friend. I know some healing arts that may be able to help you out.”
“No need.” Shu Jing straightforwardly reject his offer, surprising Xun Tian.
Even though he didn’t really want to actually heal Shu Jing, but being rejected like this really did caught him off guard.
“It’s only a minor wound, there’s no reason to trouble Daoist.” Shu Jing explained.
“This one is called Xun Tian Daoist, I wonder, what should I call you two friends?”
“Shu Jing, this is Lin Ying Mei, and that is Song Lu.” Shu Jing introduced them in order.
Knowing that there was a Song Clan village nearby, these cultivators once again ignored Song Lu and all cast their stares towards Lin Ying Mei.
This Xun Tian used this chance to began to excitedly talk with Shu Jing. He was pretending to be caring while trying to bring up the subject of how Shu Jing had gotten injured.
Shu Jing could tell that he was only trying to figure out his background. In the military, he had already been been through the “Interrogation and anti-interrogation’ training, and the tricks these people attempted to use in front of him was truly laughable. Shu Jing used this chance to turn their tricks back on them. While avoiding revealing any sensitive information, he began to ask them about themselves.
After speaking for sometime, Xun Tian daoist finally noticed something was not right. His face changing, he laughed out loud, “I heard that the expert had left behind a mysterious saying about this place, and solving it could be the solution to this Mountain Lake puzzle. We should carefully look around here one more time, maybe we will find some useful clues.”
“Good idea.” Shu Jing answered casually. In reality, this entire time his mind was still fixed on the legacy.
The more Shu Jing observed the design of this Mountain Lake legacy, the more interested he felt.