The Nine Cauldrons

Book 5 Chapter 21 It’s him!

“It’s the chief!”

“The chief is back!”

The loud shouts resounded across the wilderness surrounding the main road. The originally noisy Teng Jia Villagers instantly became quiet. The clan members who had been eating and chatting all turned around and looked at the two figures.

“Brother and Father?” Qingyu couldn’t believe what she was seeing, her eyes filled with astonishment and joy.

“Brother Fan!” Surprisingly an incredible burst of strength came from Yuan Lan, who was lying on the cart. She quickly got up, and without even wearing her shoes, ran barefooted towards Teng Qingshan and Teng Yongfan, shouting, “Brother Fan!” Joy and shock were seen on her face as tears started flowing from her eyes. With such an appearance, she ran to Teng Yongfan.

The armchair was placed down and Teng Yongfan just sat there, on the chair

“Brother Fan.”


Teng Yongfan held his wife tightly. They were childhood friends, and they’d been through storms together. Neither of them could leave the other.

“I thought…I thought you…..” Yuan Lan was crying furiously. She looked down towards Teng Yongfan’s leg and muttered, “Brother Fan, your leg…….”

“It’s good that I could escape with my life.” Teng Yongfan smiled and said, “Lan, I probably won’t be able to walk in the future.”

Yuan Lan’s face was covered in tears as she replied, “I will serve you in the future.”

Seeing this, Teng Qingshan breathed a sigh of relief. If his father really had died, his mother would have mourned every day, and her body would have kept weakening until the day she died. However, his father was still alive, and his mother would have no desire to die now! Since his mother had drunk the Scarlet Fruit Wine, her body was still in very good shape.

“Now it’s fine.” The old chief, Teng Yunlong, walked over to them with a smile and said, “It’s good that you’re alive…it’s good that you’re alive.” He had seen too many deaths, as well as those who had lost their legs or arms. Teng Yunlong had seen too many of them.

At that time, the old chief, Teng Yunlong, was holding the wine jar.

“Grandfather, is your hand better?” Teng Qingshan asked. When Qing Hu Island’s army had come to catch the hunters, his grandfather’s hand had been blasted, and the bones broken.

“It’s fine. Although my hands are disabled and I can’t lift heavy stuff or do heavy work, holding some light items is all right.” Teng Yunlong’s hands were trembling slightly as he held the wine jar.

Teng Qingshan hastily took the wine jar and removed the cover of the jar. He then poured a cup of Scarlet Fruit Wine for his father.

“Father, this will make your body better,” Teng Qingshan said as he handed the cup over.

Teng Yongfan glanced at his son and took the wine cup as he nodded with a smile, “Yes, this wine smells so good. Qingshan, you’ve let me drink good wine the moment I came back. Good.” With this, he raised his head and drank all of the wine. Teng Yongfan was immediately surprised as he asked, “What wine is this? It’s so strong!”

A hot energy spread throughout Teng Yongfan’s body at lightning speed…

His body, previously injured and weakened because of the excessive bleeding, was now being replenished rapidly, and even his physical qualities were speedily improving. Just one cup of the Scarlet Fruit Wine had healed half of Teng Yongfan’s wounds, and even increased his strength greatly.

“What wine is this?” Teng Yongfan widened his eyes. He was very surprised.

“Scarlet Fruit Wine,” answered Teng Yunlong, who stood by the side. “I will tell you about this later. Qingshan……now that your father is back, there is no need to go to the Great Yan Mountain right away, hm?”

“I still have something to do,” Teng Qingshan replied.

Let Qing Hu Island off?

How could he do that?

Uncle had died, Father had gone through so much suffering, being paralyzed and almost losing his life! When Teng Qingshan had thought that his father would have to live on a chair or bed for the rest of his life, his heart would be in pain. He had originally joined the Gui Yuan Sect and had become the commander of the Black Armored Army in order to give the Teng Jia Villagers and his parents the chance at a better life.

If it hadn’t been for this reason…..

Teng Qingshan would have already ventured into the world to pursue the pinnacle of the martial path.

He had tried so desperately to protect this home, yet it was because of himself that his father had suffered and his uncle had died…

“Qingshan,” Teng Yongfan hastily said. “Don’t go. Don’t fight them. Qing Hu Island is one of the Eight Supreme Sects. We can’t fight against them!” Paralyzed, unable to forge iron and even unable to walk for the rest of his life; Teng Yongfan was acting as if he didn’t care, but who would be happy to be paralyzed?

Even though he felt sad, he had to put on an appearance of not caring at all. Regarding revenge, he was actually wishing he could kill those people himself. Especially the Young Island Lord with the black long spear, the one who had caught him. But he wasn’t able to!

His son Teng Qingshan was powerful, but no matter how powerful Teng Qingshan was, how would he fight against the immense Qing Hu Island? Even the Gui the Yuan Sect couldn’t fight against Qing Hu Island, let alone a small Teng Qingshan. For the sake of his son’s safety, Teng Yongfan did not want him to do that.

“Don’t go.” Yuan Lan’s eyes were filled with anxiousness and worry as she spoke.

If they had to choose between revenge and their son, they would choose to let their son live a good life.

“Don’t worry, Father! Your son is not an idiot who would charge in and kill stupidly.” Teng Qingshan forced a smile as he comforted his parents. “Since young, have you ever seen your son do something beyond his ability, or consciously seek his death?”

When Teng Yongfan heard this, he felt slightly at ease.

Since young, Teng Qingshan had really had a sense of propriety. He was indeed not the kind that would act recklessly and dumbly.

“Qingshan,” Teng Yongfan said solemnly. “While we were returning to the Silver Dragon Soldier’s camping site, I noticed that the leader of the cavalrymen, the one who had come to our Teng Jia Village, forcefully wanting to take Qinghao, your Uncle Yongxiang, and myself, was called ‘Young Island Lord’ by the many soldiers.”

“It’s him!” Murderous intent surged up from within Teng Qingshan’s heart.

So it was Gu Shiyou!

Actually, when he had first seen Gu Shiyou at the Blazing Mountain, Gu Shiyou was competing with someone else and had admitted defeat halfway through the fight….. The second time Teng Qingshan had met Gu Shiyou was during the competition of the courtesans at Wu An County City. After those two encounters, Teng Qingshan had realized that Gu Shiyou was a rather hypocritical and devious man.

However, who would have thought…..

This Gu Shiyou was actually devious to the point that he would forcefully seize Teng Qingshan’s father.

“Gu Shiyou, I will kill you,” Teng Qingshan thought, as a surge of murderous intent boiled up from the bottom of his heart.

Teng Yongfan hastily said, “Qingshan, it’s obvious that this Young Island Lord hates you! Therefore….. no matter what you do, you must be alert and careful.” Teng Yongfan was worried that his own son didn’t know the character of that Young Island Lord, so he hastily reminded not to fall for the Young Island Lord’s trick.

“Yeah, I will be careful.”

Teng Qingshan nodded.

Teng Qingshan had grown up and was now a commander of the Black Armored Army. His position was very esteemed! Therefore, no matter how Teng Yongfan and Yuan Lan urged Teng Qingshan, they couldn’t force him. Because, in the eyes of Teng Yongfan and Yuan Lan……the two of them were a country couple, and their views couldn’t be compared with their son’s.

They couldn’t make decisions for their son.

Teng Qingshan packed some food and changed his clothes. He then hurriedly returned to the Great Yan Mountain.


Shrill sounds occasionally rang in the skies. Hearing the sounds, Teng Qingshan looked up and saw five Snow Hawks soaring somewhere above the Great Yan Mountain.

“It’s the Snow Hawk Hall’s Snow Hawk!” Teng recognized the birds at first glance, and said to himself, “Snow Hawk Hall’s men should be somewhere in the areal beneath the Snow Hawks. The opponent’s men should be arriving soon.” At this moment, Teng Qingshan was dressed in a yellow cloak with a belt fastened around his waist. He was carrying a huge bag and wearing the knife-scarred human-skin mask.

Teng Qingshan dashed through the forest and rapidly headed towards the location of the experts.

“There’s quite the number of people.”

While Teng Qingshan was still far away, he saw many scattered experts sitting on the grassland, leaning on the big trees, or sitting on the tree branches. With just one glance into the distance, Teng Qingshan could see around twenty people.

“Haha, another one here!” A laughter was heard from afar.

Teng Qingshan strode forward. Seeing him, a handsome white-cloaked young man went towards him with a smile. The handsome young man cupped his hands and said, “I am Liu Xiu. Brother, you don’t look familiar.”

“Qin Lang of the Heavenly Hawk Sect.” Teng Qingshan cupped his hands.

“Heavenly Hawk Sect?” Many people in the surroundings looked perplexedly towards Teng Qingshan.

Teng Qingshan flashed a smile and spoke, “It’s just a small, unknown sect.”

“Humph. You want to join us and get a share of the treasure? If you don’t possess some capabilities, you aren’t qualified to join, ” said one of the six purple-cloaked men, a white haired elder with bushy eyebrows, sneering.

“You can try me too see whether I am qualified,” Teng Qingshan calmly said.


The elder with bushy eyebrows gave a mocking laugh as he stretched his hands, the light green long-sword on his back appearing in his hand. Under the radiance of the sun, the long sword shone a light green glow. The other innate experts in their midst watched the scene silently…..

Indeed. If someone wanted to join, he had to be capable.

If that person was famous, no one would impede.

However, if it was an unfamiliar, unknown person, it was necessary to fight that person in order to test his capabilities.

“Xiao Yao Palace’s «Nine Sword Dong Hua». Watch carefully.” The voice of the elder with bushy eyebrows was still resonating when he suddenly transformed into a green afterimage.


A loud explosion resounded!

Teng Qingshan still stood in the same spot, but the elder with bushy eyebrows had backed away three steps, shock was seen in the elder’s eyes. The expressions of the surrounding experts who were calmly spectating had slightly changed. The five experts of the Shooting Sun God Mountain, all with godly bows on their backs, were staring at the pieces of the flying knife in shock.

A flying knife would actually have the power to force an innate expert to move three steps back!

The strength instilled within the flying knife must have had a weight of twenty to thirty thousand Jin! Such a concealed weapons experts could not be underestimated.

“I only went out for a walk and everyone’s become noisy?” A piercing laughter rang. A tall man with untied hair and a wildman’s appearance came into sight.Riding the demonic beast, Black Cloud Panther, he casually headed into the midst of the innate experts. He then cast a glance at Teng Qingshan and said, “The gloves this person is wearing is the Heaven Hawk Claws. It’s Wei Dan’s weapon. He should be Wei Dan’s successor. There’s no need to fight, is there?”

“Heavenly Hawk Claw?” Many people shockingly glanced at the gloves Teng Qingshan was wearing on his hands.

A pair of gloves that appeared to be very ordinary. If it wasn’t someone who did research on the history, it would be very hard to tell by just a glance.

”“So you are the successor of Old Senior Wei Dan! The owner of this Heavenly Hawk Claw, old Senior Wei Dan was one of the top ten experts of the «Heavenly Ranking», six hundred years ago.” The white-cloaked young man came forward and said with a smile, “I, Liu Xiu, also venture into the world alone. Brother Qin Lang, come. Follow me and meet our boss, Wu Hou.

“Wu Hou?” Teng Qingshan was surprised.

Wu Hou is ranked number one on the «Heavenly Ranking», and most people call him “The King of Beasts.”

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