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Chapter 267:Novices in the Martial World

9042words in this chapter2024-02-02

For these three young individuals from the Seven Heroes Alliance,they wished that Liang Yuehai,the one they despised,would stay as far away as possible,preferably never to return.

During their time in the Seven Heroes Alliance,they had tried to create obstacles for Liang Yuehai.However,Liang Yuehai's strength and tactics proved formidable,easily dismantling their petty schemes.Step by step,he became the leader of the Seven Heroes Alliance,making it impossible for them to target him.

Although the leadership of the Seven Heroes Alliance consisted of descendants of the founders,others also had opportunities.Over the years,the alliance had been absorbing new blood,and Liang Yuehai was one of the carefully cultivated young disciples.As a benchmark,he became untouchable for them;otherwise,their elders would intervene.

Fortunately,Liang Yuehai was too focused on his cultivation and the affairs of the alliance,ignoring Shen Tianyao.If their relationship were to be established,they would have no chance.

Initially,when Liang Yuehai went missing,they were relieved.However,Shen Tianyao insisted on searching for him,forcing the three to follow her reluctantly.

Now,seeing the three wanting to leave,Shen Tianyao raised her eyebrows and pouted,"Humph!If you want to go,go!I won't go back until I find Big Brother."

One of them unwillingly said,"It would be better to inform the alliance leader about his disappearance.The leader will surely send someone to search."

Shen Tianyao justified,"If I tell my father,what if Big Brother disappeared due to his own reasons?He will be punished.Now,I'll find Big Brother first,ask him why he disappeared,and then seek mercy from my father."

The three nearly spat blood.You are worried about your Big Brother being punished by the leader,but what about us accompanying you?Aren't we at risk of being punished by the leader too?

They exchanged glances and had no choice but to continue following her antics.If they left Shen Tianyao here,their guilt might be even greater.

After the food arrived at the restaurant,the four ate and drank their fill.Shen Tianyao began directing,"Zhang Qi,it's your turn to inquire about information on Big Brother from those sects."

They had been relying on the identity of the Seven Heroes Alliance to ask local sects that had good relations with them if they had seen someone resembling Liang Yuehai.

As true disciples of the Seven Heroes Alliance,inquiring about a person was not a big deal,and those sects naturally gave face.Liang Yuehai had only slightly concealed his appearance,not undergoing any disguise,making it easy for local powers to notice.

With this tactic,the four stumbled from the location of the Seven Heroes Alliance in Runan Province all the way to Jiangnan Province.

However,the young man named Zhang Qi scratched his head and said,"This is tricky.We have no connections with the forces in Jiangnan Province.Where should I inquire?"

Shen Tianyao then turned her gaze to the other two young men,"Lu Chen,Chen Boyu,do you have any ideas?"

The three young men exchanged glances and shrugged,indicating their helplessness.

All three had been practicing in the Seven Heroes Alliance since childhood,reaching the innate realm without formally venturing into the martial world.They had zero experience in the martial world.It was considered lucky for them to have come this far to Jiangnan Province,and they had no idea what to do.

Shen Tianyao scolded,"Useless!All of you are useless!If Big Brother were here,he would surely have a solution."

Zhang Qi muttered,"If that scoundrel Liang Yuehai were here,we wouldn't need to work so hard to find him."

Shen Tianyao's eyebrows instantly furrowed,"What did you say?"

Zhang Qi quickly shook his head,"I didn't say anything."

At this moment,a middle-aged man with a sly appearance suddenly approached,"Are you looking for information about someone?I'm Zhang Busan,well-versed in the ways of Jiangnan Province.As long as you provide the person's strength and appearance,I guarantee I can find him for you."

Lu Chen frowned,"Are you eavesdropping on us?"

Zhang Busan grinned,revealing a set of ugly yellow teeth,"Young master,you're being unfair.I was sitting next to you,and your conversation was so open that I couldn't help but overhear."

Hearing this,the faces of the four turned red.

In normal circumstances,martial artists in the martial world would choose a private room or lower their voices when discussing secretive matters in a public place like a restaurant.After all,warriors,having opened their meridians,could hear even the slightest sound.

Their lack of experience and shallow cunning led them to make this rookie mistake.

However,Lu Chen remained cautious,"How can we trust that you're genuine?What if you're trying to deceive us?"

Zhang Busan chuckled inwardly at these novices but maintained a respectful demeanor,"These three young masters and the young lady are all strong innate realm experts.I'm just a mid-stage advanced realm cultivator.How dare I deceive you?"

In their hearts,Lu Chen and others thought that what Zhang San said made sense.He said,"Well then,I will tell you about Lian Yuehai's appearance and strength.You better quickly let us know his whereabouts."

Zhang San chuckled,"Hold on,let's talk about the price first.After all,gathering information requires manpower and resources,right?You gentlemen and ladies can't let me make this trip for nothing."

Chen Boyu,among the three,threw out a substantial amount of gold,seemingly about ten taels.He waved his hand generously and said,"Alright,as long as you act quickly,this gold is all yours."

However,looking at the gold,Zhang San showed a hint of disdain,"Do you all think of me,Zhang,as a beggar?I,Zhang,have the strength of the mid-stage innate,and being a retainer for any small family pays more than this every month.Now,working hard to sell information,is it worth only this gold?"

Chen Boyu discontentedly said,"Then what do you want?"

Zhang San chuckled,"We in the martial world naturally want supplies for martial cultivation.Spiritual elixirs are acceptable,rare treasures are also fine,and precious armor and weapons are even more desirable.Do you have any of these?"

The four looked at each other,all stunned.Their fathers were high-ranking members of the Seven Heroes Society,and they were not lacking in such items.However,secretly following Shen Tianyao to Jiangnan Road,they were not cultivation enthusiasts,and with limited experience in the martial world,they hadn't brought any elixirs or top-notch healing medicines.

Seeing their expressions,Zhang San sneered,"Gentlemen,don't blame me for not reminding you.The information I provide is genuine and valuable,but it comes with a clear price tag.I don't do credit.If you can't come up with something useful,I won't give you any information."

Shen Tianyao gritted her teeth,"Chen Boyu,take out your sword!"

Chen Boyu's face changed immediately and said hurriedly,"No,this is a reward my father gave me when I advanced to the Innate Realm.It's a yellow-grade weapon.How can I use it to exchange for information?"

Even if Chen Boyu was naive,he knew the value of a yellow-grade weapon.Although his father was a high-ranking member of the Seven Heroes Society and had more than one yellow-grade weapon,if he actually used one to exchange for information,even if his father didn't kill him,he would be severely punished.

Shen Tianyao coldly snorted,"I'm asking you whether you will give it or not!If you won't,leave my sight now.I don't want to see you again!"

Chen Boyu struggled for a while,but in the end,he bit his teeth and took out his own sword,handing it to Zhang San with a fierce look,"If your information is wrong,I will definitely not spare you!"

Zhang San quickly took the sword and inspected it.A chilly and icy breath emanated from the sword,and there were two small characters on the hilt:"Chen Shuang."

He was delighted.It was genuine.Exchanging a piece of information for a yellow-grade weapon,Zhang San felt like he had hit the jackpot.

Putting away the sword,Zhang San said seriously,"Gentlemen,rest assured.You can inquire around.When has my information ever been wrong?If there's even a slight mistake,I'll return tenfold!"

With that,Zhang San took out paper and pen from his sleeve,wrote down the details of Lian Yuehai's strength and appearance as they described,and placed it in a small tube.From another sleeve,he took out a lively pigeon,attached the tube to its leg,and released it.

The entire process was as smooth as flowing clouds and water,exceptionally skilled.Shen Tianyao and the others,who were newcomers to the martial world,stared at Zhang San's sleeves,speculating about what else might be hidden there.

In less than a moment,the pigeon returned.Zhang San confidently took the information it brought back,but as soon as he glanced at it,his expression changed.He hastily tried to tear the paper apart.

However,Lu Chen,quick-witted,snatched the paper away relying on his strength in the innate realm.He coldly said,"What do you mean?We paid for this information,and it's ours.Do you want to conceal something?"

He lowered his head to read the contents of the paper,and his expression also changed.

Shen Tianyao,seeing his reaction,anxiously asked,"Speak quickly!What does the information say?"

After hesitating for a moment,Lu Chen said,"It says that a man resembling Lian Yuehai openly assassinated Su Xin,the chief constable of Jiangnan Road,and was severely injured by Su Xin before being brought back to Qingyang Mansion's Six Gates for interrogation."

"What!Big Brother Su is injured?"Shen Tianyao's face instantly showed anxiety.She grabbed Lu Chen and the others and rushed away.

Behind them,Zhang San was stomping his feet in anxiety,"It's over,it's over.I thought I could make a fortune from a few inexperienced fat sheep,but instead,I've stirred up such a fierce character.I've really suffered a big loss!"

Zhang San dealt in information on Jiangnan Road,so how could he not know Su Xin's current power?He dared to take action against Lu Chen and the others because he was the local big shot and had someone backing him up.If he got into trouble,he could hide.But when it involved Su Xin,who was right here in Jiangnan Road,how could he hide?

Although he didn't know if Su Xin would find out about today's events,Zhang San decided to leave Jiangnan Road first to avoid any trouble.Stability was the priority.