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Chapter 49 : The Most Vicious Dao Instruction (1)

“Bang… Bang… Bang…”

Li Qi Ye brought a beating to Zhang Yu. Zhang Yu, within the three hundred disciples, his cultivation was near the bottom, but he joined the martial hall two years earlier compared to the the majority of the other disciples.

Even though Zhang Yu’s cultivation was weak, he had the toughness of an old ox and a spirit that would not let go. The Serpent Punishing stick violently struck his body, his whole body ached; it was as if his bones and tendons were peeled, even standing up was difficult.

However, Zhang Yu, again and again, tried to stand up, even knowing that this resistance was a waste of time; however, he kept trying to stand up, again and again, and again and again, just to be beaten by Li Qi Ye again and again, down to the ground.[1]

This time, Li Qi Ye was deliberately trying to test him; again and again, he struck Zhang Yu. Even though there was no blood; however, he struck Zhang Yu until he felt an unbearable pain, his bones and tendons felt as if they were shattered.

If this was a different person, they would be motionlessly lying on the floor; however, Zhang Yu, again and again, stood up, and again and again, resisted Li Qi Ye’s strikes.

“Bang… Bang… Bang…”

The stick kept striking Zhang Yu’s body. This striking sound caused the other disciples to lose their wits, they felt that Li Qi Ye had gone too far against Zhang Yu.

The last three times, Li Qi Ye usually only brought a person to the ground, then he would stop; but this time, it was as if Li Qi Ye was purposely making it difficult for Zhang Yu. Again and again, he struck Zhang Yu, and Zhang Yu, again and again, stood up just to be struck by Li Qi Ye again and again, to the ground.

Until the end, Zhang Yu was no longer able to stand up from the strike. Even though his body sustained no injuries and didn’t shed blood, his four limbs were tired, he was trembling from the pain. Cold sweat the size of a bean ran rampant and he had a pale-white face – this showed how much pain he was in.

Seeing the state of Zhang Yu, many disciples couldn’t help but shiver repeatedly; with fear in their mind, even more female disciples felt bad, and couldn’t bear to watch.

“A spirit that is unwilling to give up, very good.”

Li Qi Ye glanced at Zhang Yu who was tiredly lying on the ground; with a calm-sky clear-wind expression, he said:

“If I was unhappy, I wouldn’t take it out on little characters like you all. Take ten thousand steps back, if I wanted to take it out on you all, I can think of – off the top of my head – three or five hundred brutal ways to torture you all!”

These words of Li Qi Ye was for Zhang Yu’s ears, and also for the rest of the disciples.

“You…”

After beating Zhang Yu, the Serpent Punishing stick of Li Qi Ye readily pointed at another disciple:

“Stand out.”

The disciple pointed at by Li Qi Ye had his hair exploded, his two legs trembled, but under the tyrannical abuse of Li Qi Ye, he couldn’t not go out.[2]

“Do you all know why I have to beat you guys?”

Li Qi Ye looked at this disciple, and smilingly asked.

At this time, in the eyes of the disciple, Li Qi Ye’s smiling face was more terrifying than the devil’s smiling face; his two legs shaking, his body exuded cold fear, and couldn’t speak clearly. He stuttered:

“Ye-yes, it was because we offended older brother…”

“Wrong…”

Li Qi Ye smiled:

“Fight back.”

Finished speaking, the Serpent Punishing stick in his hand, once again, violently flew past.

“Bang!”

This disciple was struck by Li Qi Ye once, and cried and moaned.

“Next.”

Li Qi Ye, once again, picked a random disciple and beat him once; he struck him until he couldn’t stand up from the ground.

Suddenly, wailing sounds of pain went up and down in the field; under the Serpent Punishing stick, one after another, all of them suffered.

“Speak, why am I beating you guys?”

Li Qi Ye beat a disciple with no place to hide; this disciple could only accept his fate and was beaten by Li Qi Ye till he had a swollen nose. In the end, he gave up on resisting and held his head with both hands, leaving Li Qi Ye to fiercely strike.

“N-no, I don’t know…”

This disciple could only consider himself unlucky; he said a dozen answers, but there wasn’t one that made Li Qi Ye’s hands stop.

“Ol-older brother’s strikes were, were hitting our, our weak points, or, or it is because ol-older brother is, is testing us; our merit laws, inside our merit laws are flaws.”

At this point, a frightened voice rang.

Hearing this sound, Li Qi Ye suddenly stopped and instantly turned, looking for the origin of the sound. The one who spoke was a female disciple, Li Qi Ye had a little impression of her; a big pair of eyes, with a frightened expression.

The face of the female disciple was pretty and delicate. From her expression, one could tell that she was not bold. At this time, Li Qi Ye’s “vicious” eyes turned around; the female disciple unconsciously took a step back. Her palm became sweaty, the older female disciple next to her was worried about her and gently pulled her once.

“You, come out.”

Li Qi Ye pointed at the big-eyed female disciple with the frightened demeanor, and smilingly said.

This disciple was quite frightened, and dawdled out.

This scene was a bit funny; Li Qi Ye was only a thirteen to fourteen year old boy, and the girl in front was clearly older than Li Qi Ye.

In front of Li Qi Ye, the female disciple dawdled forward, as if she was a little lamb facing an old wolf.

“Speak, why do I want to beat you all.”

Li Qi Ye beamingly smiled while looking at the female disciple, but her face was whitely pale and didn’t dare to come closer.

This female disciple was indeed very afraid of Li Qi Ye, and took a step back. This scene, it was like Li Qi Ye was a young master who specialized in bullying kind-hearted young girls.

The female disciple finally bit her teeth; with a voice like a silver bell, she quietly said:

“I, I feel that, older brother, e-each strike, all, were hitting me. Our techniques have openings, ol-older brother want-wanted to test our merit laws, our flaws.”

Having said that, the big-eyed timid looking female disciple looked at Li Qi Ye without confidence, then immediately tucked her head down; she really was afraid of Li Qi Ye.

At this point, she thought Li Qi Ye was going to act violently; however, Li Qi Ye slowly and casually asked:

“What is your name?”

“Xu, Xu Pei.”

This female disciple’s scalp was tingling from being stared at by Li Qi Ye. She was older than Li Qi Ye, but the moment Li Qi Ye stared at her, she felt as if she was being targeted by a Prehistoric Desolate fierce beast.

“Xu Pei, younger sister Xu.”

Li Qi Ye cheerfully smiled:

“I will tell you a good piece of news; very lucky, you have guessed correctly.”

Li Qi Ye’s words got out. Many disciples were stumped for words, and Xu Pei’s heart couldn’t help but became ecstatic; finally, she had escaped a calamity.

“From now on, you are the oldest sister; the three hundred disciples of the Cleansing Jade Peak will be led by you.”

Li Qi Ye slowly spoke:

“However, it is your turn to make a move right now.”

Li Qi Ye suddenly appointed this position, causing the other disciples to startled. Xu Pei was also startled; she was startled, not because of the appointment, but because of the sentence afterwards by Li Qi Ye.

“Old-older brother, I, I had guessed correctly to your, your question. I, I won’t be exempted from the beating?”

Li Qi Ye beamingly and cheerfully smiled:

“It is true that you have guessed correctly. However, I didn’t say I was going to let you go. My way of living is very fair, always treat others equally.”

Right now, facing Li Qi Ye’s cheerful smile, Xu Pei felt that it was scarier compared to an old wolf.

In the end, Xu Pei didn’t have any other choice; she had to gather the courage to resist. At the point when she was about to make a move, she couldn’t help but timidly say:

“O-olde-older brother, not, not the face, is that okay…?”

Wishing to appear beautiful is the nature of all women; even a cultivator was like this. Li Qi Ye’s Serpent Punishing stick’s strike, even though it didn’t leave wounds, but being beaten till one’s face and nose were swollen, this – to any young girl – was a torturous affair.

“I can think about it.”

Li Qi Ye happily smiled, but his Serpent Punishing stick had already aimed for her face.

Xu Pei became frightened. She immediately moved her feet into a defensive gate, barely dodging the stick from hitting her face, but the Serpent Punishing stick was like maggots in the bones; she had just escaped but another strike was on the way.

Xu Pei was alarmed. Once again, she used the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect’s stepping techniques to dodge, but Li Qi Ye was still chasing her – it was hard to escape.

“If you keep on running away, do you trust that I will beat your face into a pig’s head or not?”

The voice of Li Qi Ye, like an evil ghost, rang.

These words astonishingly frightened Xu Pei. No longer dared to run, she immediately turned around to fight. She let out a roar, her long sword in her hand motioned and crossed horizontally towards Li Qi Ye.

“Bang”

One sound, one stick from Li Qi Ye, without mercy, ruthlessly struck the sweet fragrant shoulder of Xu Pei; the pain caused her tears to flow, as if her sweet smelling shoulder was about to break into pieces.

“This power of ‘One Sword Sweep the Earth’ is one part too weak, can’t withstand a single blow. One Sword Sweep the Earth, the move is just like its name, sweep through everything!”

Li Qi Ye violently struck Xu Pei’s sweet shoulder until she cried; however, Li Qi Ye was still cheerfully smiling and said:

“Again.”

Li Qi Ye ignored Xu Pei’s pitiful state; his cheerful smile was extremely ruthless, and he said:

“A fight to the death, it is not just being scrupulous as the earth, but also as courageous as the heaven. When meeting your enemy face-to-face in a narrow path, the braver one will win! Your heart is bright like a mirror, able to see clearly the downy feather of autumn, but lacking the will to fight a bloody battle to the end – lacking the courage and enlightenment to fight a battle to the death!”

Li Qi Ye was giving pointers to Xu Pei; not only in her lacking techniques, but also in her mentality in battle!

Xu Pei could only reluctantly withstand the pain and let out a lovable roar; her sword created a net like the sea, and returned a blow towards Li Qi Ye.

“Bang…”

Li Qi Ye, once again, struck her waist and indifferently said:

“This one ‘Sword like the Grand Water’ lacks a majestic boundlessness, this move is dependent on the word ‘Grand’! ‘Grand Righteous Energy’!”[3]

“Bang…”

Li Qi Ye, once again, obliterated Xu Pei’s openings; each move, each technique, he taught Xu Pei:

“This ‘Southern Swallow Returns to its Nest’ was practiced very well, but don’t be complacent; it is still lacking maturity, a weakness can momentarily be exposed.”

Li Qi Ye enjoyed reading merit laws and techniques that were practiced by the Cleansing Jade Peak’s disciples. In reality, the three hundred disciples’ practicing methods and techniques were limited, and the majority of these methods were left behind by Li Qi Ye for the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect that year; there were even some that Li Qi Ye had created just for Immortal Emperor Min Ren.


[1] This repetition of “again and again” was in the raws so we wanted to keep the meaning
[2] Double negatives, Author loves them, embraces them
[3] “Sword like the Grand Water” is “Jian Hao Ru Hai”, “Grand Righteous Energy is “Hao Ran Zheng Qi”. Li Qi Ye is stressing on the profound truth of the technique which is the word “Hao”. Also “Hao Ran Zheng Qi” is very common in xian xia, usually used by kings or good natured people