The Nine Cauldrons

Book 3 Chapter 10 Dark Demonic Horses

On the school ground, the black armored soldiers were conversing quietly.

“The challenge of the centurions had ended! The newly appointed eight centurions are: Teng Qingshan, Niu Zhan, Gong Yangqing, Hong Xingyang, Yue Song……” The elder dressed in black gown announced the names of the eight final winners.

“The eight centurions come forward!” The elder dressed in black spoke loudly.

Teng Qingshan and the other eight people walked towards the front concurrently.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Eight Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horses covered with heavy armor were led by eight Black Armored Soldiers. On the saddle of every Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horse, there was a dark red armor.

“Every centurion of the Black Armored Army will get an Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horse and a Hematite Heavy Armor. As for the weapons needed, you can use the ones you brought yourself or you can ask the sect for it.” The elder dressed in black gown said indifferently.

“Teng Qingshan.” The black clothed elder look at Teng Qingshan and spoke, “From today onward, you will be the first leader of our Black Armored Army and you will serve as the centurion of the spearmen unit under the third lieutenant.

“Yes.” Teng Qingshan answered loud and clearly.

“Accept the war horse and heavy armor!” The old man dressed in black answered coldly.

Immediately, a black armored soldier by his side led the Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horses to Teng Qingshan’s side. Teng Qingshan accepted the Azure Mane Treading On Snow Horses and Hematite Heavy Armor solemnly as he commented, “The Black Armored Army is really wealthy and extravagant. A centurion gets to use an Azure Mane Treading Snow Horse and a Hematite Heavy Armor.”

Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horses were the kings of the Azure Mane Horses, and they cost five thousand silver taels.

The price of the Hematite Heavy Armor was not lower than the price of the Azure Mane Treading On Snow.

If one calculated the cost of the heavy armor for the horse, it would amount to ten thousand silvers, and that was undoubtedly very extravagant.

“Niu Zhan!” The elder dressed in black cloak started to speak again, “From today onward, you will be the third leader of the Black Armored Army and serve under the first lieutenant…….”

The eight centurions all received their war horses and heavy armor. All the Black Armored Soldiers below couldn’t help but feel envious.

“The competition for the position of the centurion has ended. The nine First Rated Warriors that have failed will become sergeants. Now, the competition for the position of sergeant will begin.” The elder dressed in black finished his words apathetically and hastily sat back down. Regarding this competition for the position of sergeant, he himself as the First Commander was too lazy to even cast a glance.

Compared to the competition for the position of centurion, the fight during the fights for the position of sergeant obviously had a weaker momentum.

However, the whole school ground became even more excited.

“Qingshan, just watch. I will take this sergeant position as easy as grabbing it with my hands. You took the position of the centurion, thus, I shouldn’t make you lose face.” Teng Qinghu smiled confidently. Teng Qingshan also had confident in Teng Qinghu’s ability. Among the Second Rate Warrior, his own cousin should be considered moderate.

Because his cousin practiced Large Foundation Spear and Tiger Fist, the speed of his spear and in listening to the force should be the well-matched to the centurion, Niu Zhan.

“There shouldn’t be a problem for him to take the position of sergeant.” Teng Qingshan secretly said in his heart.

“Teng Qingshan.” A clear voice rang out.

Teng Qingshan turned his head to look and he saw that it was Wu Man who called him. Wu Man blinked her eyes and said, “Teng Qingshan, I couldn’t tell at first, but you are actually really powerful, even Yue Song was defeated by you. How did you practice your Spear Art? Who is your teacher?”

“I created it myself. Do you believe me?” Teng Qingshan said with a ridiculing smile.

“Tsk,Tsk. Still boasting.” Wu Man humphed and then looked at the Azure Mane Treading On Snow Horses next to Teng Qingshan with envy in her eyes. She then glared at Teng Qingshan, “Humph, you guys are monsters. This time, quite a few experts had actually appeared. Otherwise, one of the eight centurions would definitely be me. Ah… When can I get a Treading on Snow Horse?”

“Senior, even if you obtain this Treading on Snow Horse, taming it would not be an easy thing.” Zhuge Yun and his sister Zhuge Qing walked towards Teng Qingshan and Wu Man.

“Brother Teng, it would be fine if you just hold on to this horse, but it would not be a easy thing if you wanted to mount on its back and make it docile.” Zhuge Yun smiled and reminded. “The more precious the horse is, the harder it is to tame. You must have more patience.”

“Yeah… Brother, Look! That Teng Qinghu won.” Zhuge Qing suddenly interrupted.

Teng Qingshan turned his head to look.

As expected ——

Holding a long spear in hand, Teng Qinghu was roaring loudly in pride. However, his roars were almost inaudible in the noisy school ground.

During the evening, the crescent moon hung high up in the sky.

It was in the dead of winter, and the night was still very cold. In Gui Yuan Sect’s Black Armored Camp, every centurion was given their own courtyard. The newly appointed centurion, Teng Qingshan, was currently sitting in his own courtyard.

“Black Armored Soldiers are very good at drinking.” When Teng Qingshan recalled that day, he couldn’t stop making remarks.

During the daytime, it was the competition for the positions of centurion and sergeant. When it was nighttime, they drank liquor to celebrate. As Teng Qingshan became the newly-appointed centurion, the soldiers under him naturally needed to propose a toast. The other experts of the Black Armored Army also respected Teng Qingshan as an expert and came to propose a toast.

Fortunately, Teng Qingshan’s internal organs were extremely powerful, so they were able to prevent him from getting drunk.

“There is still one thing I have not done today.” Teng Qingshan looked towards the corner of the courtyard at the Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horse that was locked up.

“Taming a horse?”

Teng Qingshan walked towards the horse with a smile.

The Azure Mane Treading on Horse glanced at Teng Qingshan, and immediately lowering its head, ignoring Teng Qingshan completely.

“Phew.” Teng Qingshan pressed on the mantle with his right hand and suddenly exerted force!

The Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horse stumbled and fell on its knees.

It immediately became angry and kicked its four legs, trying with all its effort to stand up. At the same time, it started neighing furiously.

Teng Qingshan only pressed on the horse mantle with just his right hand. No matter how much the Azure Mane Treading on Horse resisted in anger, it couldn’t stand at all… It was as if one of Teng Qingshan’s hands was a mountain. No matter how crazy it was, it couldn’t move Teng Qingshan’s hand even a Cun (33mm).

Teng Qingshan looked at this Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horses indifferently.

Gradually, Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horse gave up resisting and lowered its head.

Animals were very simple. If you were stronger, it would choose to submit itself under your authority.

“Eh?” Teng Qingshan heard something.

“Creak!” The courtyard door opened, and Teng Qinghu walked in. He smelled of alcohol and said as he laughed, “Qingshan, Haha. The place that the centurions dwell is indeed better than mine. I only have one room without even a yard. Let me sleep here.”

“Okay, no problem.” Teng Qingshan smiled as he replied. Today, his cousin had obtained the position of sergeant through his own ability.

“I just heard a horse neighing. Why? Were you taming this Azure Mane Treading on Snow Horse?” Teng Qinghu asked.


“How is it?” Teng Qinghu asked. “I heard those brothers say that this Azure Mane Treading on Snow horse is not that easy to tame.

“It has been tamed.” Teng Qingshan smiled and he brought a pot of tea from the living room. “Look at you, smelling of alcohol. Drink some water and sober up.” The two brothers then sat beside the stone table and chatted as they drank tea.

“Yeah, right. Qingshan, you killed the Wolf King when you were ten years old. Taming a Treading on Snow Horse is nothing.” Teng Qinghu’s eyes brighten and continued, “Qingshan, do you know what the commanders and lieutenants’ mount are? And what heavy armors they wear?”

“What?” Teng Qingshan really isn’t sure.

The Black Armored Army had a total of four commanders, twelve lieutenants, and sixty centurions.

“I heard those brothers of Black Armored Army say that the centurions have Treading on Snow Horse and Hematite Heavy Armor. The lieutenants were given Scarlet Blood Precious Horses and Heavy Coldsteel Armors, both of which cost twenty to thirty thousand silver taels. I have heard that a Scarlet Blood Precious Horse can travel over two thousand Li in one day.” Teng Qinghu lived with the ordinary soldiers and heard a lot of information.

Teng Qingshan brightened his eyes.

Scarlet Blood Precious Horse?

Teng Qingshan also heard that the sweat of these war horses was blood red and their speed was extremely fast.

Heavy Coldsteel Armor couldn’t be completely made out of Millennium Coldsteel. Wearing something like that would cause your body to feel icy cold. Only some of the material made into the armor was Coldsteel. This heavy Coldsteel armor naturally had extremely high defense.

“What about the four great commanders?” Teng Qingshan asked hastily.

“The four great commanders’ mount are the Dark Dragon Horses of the three great Dragon Horse species. They are also called the Dark Demonic Horses. I was told that they are able to travel five thousand Li (2500km) in one day, and I was also told that when they gallop, just a gush of black wind would be felt sweeping past before they disappear. Although the four commanders have the qualifications to own Dark Demonic Horses, I was told that only two of the four commanders have tamed a Dark Demonic Horse. The other two younger ones have not succeeded in taming.”

Teng Qingshan was secretly surprised.

Travel five thousand Li in one day?

One should know that it was impossible for war horses to run continually for twenty-four hours. Horses also needed to rest. Even if this Dark Demonic Horse was a Dragon Horse, it would be consider powerful for it to run continually for twelve hours. Traveling five thousand Li in twelve hours would mean four hundred Li (200km) per hour.

“The speed of two hundred Li (100km)? And this was the constant speed. If it was an explosive speed, its instantaneous speed could probably reach four hundred Li. It’s even faster than the top speed of the super racing cars from my previous life.” Teng Qingshan felt apprehensive.

As expected of a Dragon Horse!

Traveling five thousand Li in one day, terrifying! It would probably be born during this time with an abundance of Spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth.

“The more powerful the horse is, the harder it would be tamed. Although the previous generations of the Gui Yuan Sect had already tamed this Dark Demonic Horse and its wildness has decreased a lot, it is still not an animal that normal experts can tame.” Teng Qingshan said to himself.

“The four great commander’s war armors are the Darksteel Heavy Armors! This kind of armor has extremely high defense.” Teng Qinghu said.

“Yeah.” Teng Qingshan didn’t really care about the heavy armors.


Heavy armors were powerful during group battles. However, during fights between experts, they had fatal weaknesses!

  1. It was impossible for heavy armors to not have any holes. There would definitely be many holes when worn, and experts could kill enemies through the holes.
  2. The most fatal spot of heavy armor was its influence in speed and degree of mobility.

As an expert, during battles of life and death, mobility was very important. If heavy armors were worn, the moves and mobility would definitely weaken. Among thousands of soldiers would be alright, but if it was one versus one, the opponent could totally dodge nimbly and easily torture you.

The two brothers talked until late at night.

“Okay, cousin. It’s getting late. We need to rest early. We have morning training tomorrow.” Teng Qingshan said.

“Yeah.” Teng Qinghu suddenly became a bit sad as he responded, “Yeah. We have morning training tomorrow… Teng Qingshan, from today onwards, we are truly members of the Black Armored Army. I really am not used to this. I also do not know how the clan members in Teng Jia Village are.”

Teng Qingshan felt his heart skip a beat.

Yes. From today onwards, he was also part of the Gui Yuan Sect and even a centurion of the Black Armored Army.

“Do your best and don’t disappoint the villagers.” Teng Qingshan said in encouragement.

“Yeah.” Teng Qinghu took a deep breath and continued, “We two brothers should just do our best in this Gui Yuan Sect now and grandly go back to our village in the future!”

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