TI Vol 16 Chapter 19-1

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The black hair young man threw down eight flags then he weaved various patterns with his hand as he chanted. “Qian, Dui, Li, Zhen, Xun, Kan, Gen, Kun.” (Sky, Lake, Fire, Thunder, Wind, Water, Mountain, Earth)

The characters of these eight words gradually emerged from the flags. The flags began to slowly rotate. As his chanting continued, the flags rotated faster and faster. His voice grew louder and airier. It sounded as if the voice came from the sky.

“Purple flame of the Eight Trigrams, I command you…”

He was still chanting. A huge Taijitu was surfacing underneath his sword. The Taijitu faced the rotating flags that were confining ZhuiKong. Purple flame revolved within the Taijitu. They were waiting for the chanting to finish then the flame would descend onto ZhuiKong.

Right at this critical moment, ZhuiKong’s eyes grew cold as ice. A 70cm short sword suddenly appeared in his hand. He slashed at the air in front of him. Black hair quickly dodged to the side. Yet, his arm was still cut in two. There were only a few words left to his chanting.

“Pick up the phone. Pick up the phone. I am his woman…” Just then, a sound came from his chest and interrupted his rhythm. Black hair wanted to force those last few words out but he paused for a few seconds then vomited a mouthful of blood. His face turned pale white. He took out an antique looking phone from his pocket.

“Hello… I get it. Hand the phone to Adam… I am not far from the waterfall of Caradhras… but he makes me rage… understood.” He then threw the phone to ZhuiKong who caught it and placed it by his ear. “Hello, is this Adam? Look time no see. Thanks for letting us go the last time. Or I would have lost two garbage cleaners.”

A calm voice responded through the phone. “There isn’t much to be said. Zheng Zha has to die. I think you have met team Devil. There only needs to be one demon like him. Two would be troublesome even for you. End of discussion here. If you want to play your art of manipulating people, you can kill Luo YingLong here. He’s going to revive in God’s dimension anyway as long as his Core remains. However, if I see his Core return to the Sky and Earth Mirror in my hand, it signifies a declaration of war. I will use all our resources to kill you even if we were to let the other three team go. That will let the demon escape but you aren’t that much less of a threat from him.”

“Is that so?” ZhuiKong pondered for a long while before he said with laughter. “I can’t die yet. I can’t die before my little apple ripens. Then let’s compromise. You can’t attack him before the end of the battle at Gondor. Because his strength supports the life of team China and my little apple is in that team… This is my bottom line. If you refuse, you can see the beautiful Core fly through the sky.”

He did not hesitate before speaking his words despite being on the ground while LuoYingLong was in the air. LuoYingLong’s cheeks turned red. He almost couldn’t control himself from attacking.

“Deal. And there’s one more thing I have to verify. I heard that man is also in team China. If possible, let him know that I am in team Celestial. Otherwise, this realm will be too unexciting.”

Team China of course wouldn’t know what was happening far away. Zheng and his group followed Aragorn and the other movie characters. The nine of them rushed their way as they wanted to catch up to the Uruks before they rest. Aya was in risk of getting defiled. That was under the assumption that team Africa failed to save Aya.

They were getting close to the Uruks after a few days of rushed chasing. The dead bodies on the ground never stopped appearing. They had become the marker for their route.

After four days and nights, another morning came. Everyone including Zheng was feeling their bodies unable to keep up. Aragorn had no choice but to agree to rest for three hours. The sun would come up in three hours and they could continue the chase again.

“The sun is in the color of blood. It seems like a massacre happened not that far away last night.” Legolas stared at the sun and said.

Everyone looked tired. They had been running for four days without rest, only stopping to eat and drink. Yet, they still hadn’t caught up to the Uruks. The Uruks had extraordinary endurance.

Once everyone got up, Legolas handed them each a piece of biscuit. He then went to check the ice statue. That was what he did everyday. He led the group on the road again, following the traces on the ground.

They arrived at an grassy field stretching as far as they eye could see. Judging by the map, they had entered the Rohan territory, a kingdom of cavalries. Rohan’s specialties were horses and elite riders. Their force was only second to Gondor among the kingdoms of man.

By noon, everyone was tired. A series of whinny suddenly came from the distance. Their hearts skipped a beat because clops of numerous horses running followed after the whinny.

The group hid behind large boulders to be safe. They saw a group of cavalry charging by. The cavalries were elites. The horses were smaller than the Nightmare but were obviously fine breeds. The size, defense and speed of a horse determined the strength of a cavalry’s charge.

“You can see they are well trained. They maintained a defensive formation while running.” Xuan answered when Zheng asked about the strength of the knights.

Zheng nodded. “The last question is, can they use battle Qi? If they do, this army would be overpowered.”

They cavalries had ran past them. There were about five hundred of them. Some of the knights also were leading extra horses. Aragorn came out of hiding and yelled. “Riders of Rohan! What news from the Mark? You look like you just fought a battle.”

When the leader in front stopped, the rest of the knights ran around to his back as if someone were commanding them. They continued to maintain their formation. The leader of the cavalries looked at Aragorn then led his knights over.

Gimli, Legolas, and the players also came out.

The knights encircled the nine of them in the center. They pointed their spears at the group. Nine people seemed so insignificant among several hundred cavalries. The leader entered the circle.

He questioned the group in a cold voice. “What business does an elf, a man, a dwarf, a woman and a girl have in the Riddermark? What do you plan to do with such a strange group!”

Gimli couldn’t hold himself back. “Give me your name, horsemaster, and I shall give you mine.”

The leader got off his horse and walked over to Gimli. Their heights were such a contrast. He said in a cold tone. “I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.”

“Cut off your head?” Right as the leader finished his sentence, Zheng’s sword was already on his neck. Zheng repeated the question with the same cold tone.

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9 thoughts on “TI Vol 16 Chapter 19-1” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. This is the problem with people writing Lord of the Rings crossovers. They keep events similar to the plot even when it doesn’t make sense with the different characters. Why didn’t they send someone ahead on the skystick to rescue the people? In the book/movie Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli were traveling alone. Three grown armed men. The riders of Rohan threatening them is sensible. This is a group with women and someone he considers a child in it. It’s also pretty irritating that Zheng feels the need to get involved in this given that it’s handled perfectly fine in the movie. He just destroyed one of Legolas’ and Gimli’s bonding moments for no good reason.

    1. Splitting of forces when you don’t know where the two other group is?
      I call it pointless casualty.
      The knights are like border guards of rohan’s territory, why wouldn’t they question an illegal immigrant?
      Considered as a child? With a world filled with many type of creature like long lived elf, childlike hobbits, and other things.. would they care if one looked like a kid in a group of armed mercenary?

      1. Is it splitting the forces when you could have caught them in minutes? You have people running on foot and then something that they used to cross an ocean.

        They’re not like border guards. They’re specifically hunting down Saruman’s forces in the area. I’m not commenting on them questioning them I’m commenting on them threatening them. Elf children still look like children and would still be treated like children. I also don’t think they have hobbits in Rohan in the first place. Probably hasn’t even heard of them before. Didn’t they say in the movie “they’d look like children to you” or something to describe the hobbits?

        Why they would care is called culture. They’re pretty chivalrous. Which is why this situation immediately seems out of character for them. There’s also a good chance that he would personally know Boromir who they’re carrying around with them.

  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    Adam seems to under estimate Xuan…
    And why is it that Adam didnt mention any Xuan when they encountered Team Devil last time? Did something happen to the clone? Let’s find out in the next episode of DragonBallZ!

    1. Adam is superior to Xuan. That’s why Xuan wants to kill Adam as soon as possible. And he’s not underestimating Xuan, they just aren’t in the same dimension. Adam has the strongest Team Celestial who the psychopath fears and knows he would die if they fought it out. Stealth and hiding should his spspecialty, but even he had no confidence in escaping Adam if he was determined to kill.

      Xuan is indeed smarter than most, in a world where no one else thinks, but he doesn’t have the power, manpower, or resources to compete with Adam and Team Celestial. Xuan can only try to influence the forces of the world to add to his power, but for those like Adam and Clone Zheng who have power surpassing the main mission challenges from God and other teams, its meaningless. Like how Clone Xuan said even if Team China got the support of Umbrella to wipe Team Devil, Clone Zheng would survive. The assassin psychopath stopped Luo YingLong because he was certain that the combination of Xuan and Zheng, Team China, and the other teams would still lose to him. That, or his death would bring Adam and the rest over and 100% guarantee their wipe.

      At best Xuan can hope to runaway like his clone. There are plenty of hints for this. The leaf to save life that Zheng has, the protection Xuan received, the foreshadowing of they must absolutely kill Zheng, and how instead of directly killing Team China off its now they will wait till the end to chase after him. It certainly isn’t Xuan out smarts and wipes Team Celestial and Team East America, kinda ending.

      1. Good points 🙂

        But I was referring to his assumption that Xuan did not know that he was in Team Celestial. He may be superior to Xuan in terms of upgrades and self-created skills but I’ll bet my balls he is not as Intelligent as Xuan.

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