The battle between the Green Bamboo Town and the Redwolf Bandits had ended in a manner nobody had expected. The Green Bamboo Academy had lost their principal in the battle, while the Redwolf Bandits leader had gotten himself possessed by a devil. Both parties had suffered large casualties, and no clear victor was concluded.
The only surprise of the battle was the appearance of the mysterious young man who had forced Bai Fan to retreat.
That young man was incomparably gallant. He had slain a large number of Redwolf Bandit Transformation Realm cultivators, including their third head, Mo Lang. He was also seen charging toward the Redwolf Bandit stronghold and blasting the gate apart all alone. Moreover, he had also battled Bai Fan alone and forced him to flee.
The feats accomplished by the young man made people wonder if he was someone sent by the Cloud Margin Pavilion to help the town with the bandits. But no matter how they guessed, nobody had any idea who this young man actually was.
Presently, that young man was recuperating within the Green Bamboo Academy. The battle technique he had forcefully used had caused him to suffer a terrible backlash.
The Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique required someone to at least be at the King Realm before using it. Xiang Shaoyun was only a second-stage Transformation Realm cultivator. Thus, he had truly forced himself over the limit this time. If it wasn't for the fact that his body had been cleansed by the power of lightning before this, the backlash would be even worse.
He was currently sitting cross-legged in a courtyard within the Green Bamboo Academy. The environment was quiet and serene, a good place for him to rest and recover. As for the Green Bamboo Academy as a whole, it was enveloped in a sorrowful atmosphere. The death of their principal was too big a blow for them.
Even worse was the fact that some of them were blaming the death on Xiang Shaoyun. They were of the opinion that if Xiang Shaoyun hadn't instigated them to join the attack on the Redwolf Bandits, their principal would still be alive. Luo Yongcheng fumed when he heard what the people were saying.
"We are sadder than anyone that the principal is dead. But although he had died, he died fighting, proving that we, the people of Green Bamboo Academy, are no cowards. Proving that we have the guts to fight the Redwolf Bandits to the death! You people are so cowardly that you fled at the first sign of trouble, yet when the principal died, you blamed it on someone else? Be honest. Don't you feel any guilt? Don't you feel any shame?" berated Luo Yongcheng. As a senior in the academy, when he was fuming, nobody dared to say anything.
Some of those who had survived the battle also stood strongly on Luo Yongcheng's side, berating the cowards who had fled the battlefield. They also told the people of Xiang Shaoyun's heroic performance during the battle, explaining that the principal's death was just an unexpected accident.
Even so, some of them were still unhappy and even started fighting over the principal position so soon after the previous principal died. In short, the Green Bamboo Academy had fallen into an internal dispute.
Xiang Shaoyun was unaware of it all. He was currently busy mixing some old medicines and spirit medicines into a stronger concoction to strengthen the medical efficacy before gulping it down.
Such concoctions were very helpful for his recovery. In fact, it worked much better than regular healing pills. Two days later, he felt much better. He had recovered at least 30 or 40 percent of his combat power, and he could start walking again, albeit slowly.
I did not see that Devilspirit Sword coming at all. I'm afraid a lot more blood will flow with the appearance of that sword, Xiang Shaoyun lamented inwardly.
The devil spirit within the Devilspirit Sword was an extremely sinister existence. It relied on devouring souls to strengthen itself, and through that strength, it was able to slaughter to its heart's content.
Bai Fan was merely the devil spirit's sword servant right now. In the future when the devil spirit became even stronger, Bai Fan would most likely be abandoned when the devil spirit got an even stronger sword servant.
Xiang Shaoyun wanted to exterminate the devil, yet he was currently powerless to do so. Firstly, he was in no condition, and secondly, he was sure that this time, Bai Fan would be under the devil spirit's full control. The next time he met the devil spirit again, the devil spirit would be a true King Realm expert. Against such an opponent, Xiang Shaoyun stood no chance.
Devil spirits are vengeful creatures. Since I have injured it, it will come looking for me sooner or later. The only thing I can do is keep growing stronger, Xiang Shaoyun thought to himself.
Right this moment, Luo Yongcheng arrived at his courtyard with a worried expression.
"Brother Luo, my condolences for your loss, but stay strong," said Xiang Shaoyun, thinking that Luo Yongcheng was still mourning the principal's death.
Luo Yongcheng shook his head silently. He took out a few bottles of liquor and said, "Come, drink with me."
Xiang Shaoyun did not hesitate. He lifted one of the bottles and chugged it down.
Luo Yongcheng also drank a large mouthful of liquor before he sighed. "Brother, I think it's best you leave today."
"Oh? Are the Redwolf Bandits attacking? That's unlikely, right?" Xiang Shaoyun asked in astonishment.
The Redwolf Bandits had suffered an even more disastrous loss than the academy. They did not have many Transformation Realm experts left. It was highly unlikely that they would be attacking at this time.
"No, it has nothing to do with the Redwolf Bandits. It is the academy's internal affairs. It's embarrassing, but things have been chaotic in the academy recently," Luo Yongcheng said with a mocking tone.
Xiang Shaoyun was no fool. From Luo Yongcheng's tone, he could hear that an internal dispute had erupted in the academy. He took another chug of liquor before saying, "Brother, don't worry about it. I will leave right after this drinking session. We will still remain friends after this."
"I am really sorry. You were helping us kill the Redwolf Bandits and had even taught us the saber intent, yet those bastards are abandoning you once they have no other uses for you. They even want to chase you out of town and are blaming you for the principal's death. Those ungrateful scoundrels!" Luo Yongcheng said with a look of disgust.
"Is that really what they think?" Xiang Shaoyun frowned.
"Hehe, yes, that is what they think," Luo Yongcheng said. He raised the liquor bottle and said, "Come, let's drink to our heart's content. It is my honor to have a friend as heroic as you, Brother Xiang."
After a while of drinking, Xiang Shaoyun's eyes suddenly lit up as he said, "Brother Luo, have you ever thought of strengthening the Green Bamboo Academy?"
"Of course I have. But what can I do?" Luo Yongcheng answered.
"So long as you are willing to do it, consider it done," Xiang Shaoyun said.
"Brother, what do you have in mind?" Luo Yongcheng asked, his hands shaking.
"I think you are best suited for the position of principal," Xiang Shaoyun said directly.
Luo Yongcheng dropped the bottle he was holding in shock. The bottle broke when it hit the ground, and the liquor flowed out and drenched the bottom part of his pants.
"N-no, we can't speak about something like this lightly," Luo Yongcheng said with a low voice.
"Brother Luo, don't be nervous. If you really want the best for the Green Bamboo Academy, I think you should firm your heart. I can help you with it," Xiang Shaoyun said with a faint smile. He finally knew Luo Yongcheng's real purpose here. All along, Luo Yongcheng had most likely been waiting for those words.Previous Chapter Next Chapter