C5 Won't Take it Lying Down.
Zhan Tianming found a rock and sat down.
Now that he was free and safe, he decided to take a look at the basic martial arts he just got.
Skill: Nine Dragons Fist (Superior Rank)
Description: The force behind Nine Dragons Fist is so tyrannical that the user could split mountains. While using this art, the user can have an increment in their attack attribute. Executing this move without true qi can deal 100% damage to the opponent. However, if the user infuses true qi in this art, the output of this attack would increase by 10% with just a two point consumption of true qi.
After this, he looked at the next martial art.
Skills: Nine Dragons Sword (Superior Rank)
Description: The sword slash of Nine Dragons Sword is so strong that it could shatter the strongest crystals. While using this art, the user can have an increment in their attack attribute. Executing this move without true qi can deal 100% damage to the opponent. However, if the user infuses true qi in this art, the output of this attack would increase by 10% with just a two point consumption of true qi.
The description was almost the same.
After looking at that, he looked at his attributes.
After all that leveling up and hunting, Zhan Tianming's attack attribute was at 27 points. He had 17 attributes points right now, and he decided to add all of them to his attack attribute.
Since he had no weapon in hand, Zhan Tianming decided to train using concealed weapons first.
He picked up a few stones from the ground, matched his feet with martial art, Nine Dragons Step, and began training in the art.
After a brief training session, a system prompt appeared in front of him. It had information about the damage that would be dealt if he used that a small projectile for his offense.
A normal throw would deal about 229 points of damage to an adult caterpillar.
If he infused true qi in that attack, he could deal 252 points of damage.
Every true qi infused attack would cost him two points of true qi.
Zhan Tianming was quite satisfied.
If he infused true qi in the stones, he could kill an adult butterfly with just two stones.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
Swish! Swish! Swish!
One after another, a blinding barrage of stones flew towards the angry caterpillars.
The stones struck their target, bright green blood flew everywhere. And amidst all that, Zhan Tianming's proficiency in Nine Dragons Aim and Nine Dragons Step kept on increasing.
"Congratulations! Host Zhan Tianming has just killed…"
"Congratulations! Host Zhan Tianming's basic martial arts, Nine Dragons Aim, has now been upgraded to level 2. True qi infused attack will now increase the attack output by 20%. True qi consumption increased by one point."
"Ding dong "
Swish! Swish! Swish!
Swish! Swish! Swish!
"Congratulations! Host Zhan Tianming's basic martial arts, Nine Dragons Aim, has now been upgraded to level 2. Speed and agility increased by 20%"
"Congratulations! Host Zhan Tianming's basic martial arts, Nine Dragons Aim, has now been upgraded to level 3. True qi infused attack will now increase the attack output by 40%. True qi consumption increased by one point."
In the valley, almost all the caterpillars were killed by Zhan Tianming.
"Experience points dropped by the caterpillars is decreasing. Gotta find a new location."
Sighing softly, Zhan Tianming raised his head to take a look at the sky.
The sky had already darkened.
'Looks like I can only hunt here today.'
By now, he had understood that the until the first four stars, leveling up was super easy. However, from then on, leveling up was proving itself to be no easy task. The later levels required more experience, yet had a slower rate of improvement.
"I still need more than 4,000 points to level up and become a four-star Marital Disciple. Getting that many points would be impossible today."
Curling his lips, Zhan Tianming prepared to leave.
Now, regardless of how many caterpillars he killed, the experience points he got in return were pitiful.
Currently, he only got two experience points by killing an adult caterpillar. Talk about a rip-off.
He wasn't even interested in the younglings now.
If not for the fact that he wanted to increase his proficiency in Nine Dragons Aim and Nine Dragons Step, he would have given up on hunting them long ago.
If people found out that Zhan Tianming had turned from a powerless man into a four-star Martial Disciple, that too in a single day, they would feel shell-shocked. Unfortunately, no one knew this secret apart from him.
While other people would fight till death for a cultivation speed like this, Zhan Tianming found it quite unsatisfactory.
'Time to go back to home.'
'I'll find something else to hunt tomorrow.'
Zhan Tianming walked towards the village.
"Zhan Tianming! You bastard! You lazy bum, why did you not wash the clothes?"
"Humph! Bastard, it looks like your body is itching for a beating after not receiving it for two days."
Before they could reach the entrance of the village, Zhan Tianming blocked their path.
Wang Man was the youngest son of the fat woman, Aunt Zhang. He was a year younger, but was still a bit taller than Zhan Tianming; about two heads taller. He had the strength of a two-star warrior.
Amongst the other monsters in the Nanqing Village, Wang Man was but a plebeian.
Normally, he wouldn't be able to bully others, but Zhan Tianming was an easy target even for him.
With a cold smile, Wang Man clenched his fists.
Crack! Crack! Crack!
His joints creaked.
"I've noticed this, but Zhan Tianming, you have become increasingly disobedient in the past three months. Today, instead of washing the clothes, you spent the entire day hiding somewhere. Humph! Did you forget that there is a pile of clothes waiting for you? Wash my dirty clothes and stinky undergarments now! Wash every single piece of dirty garment right now! If you dare to dilly-dally, do you see this fist? This first will greet your face! Are you afraid now?"
Wang Man raised his eyebrows and proudly raised his fist in front of Zhan Tianming.
Looking at the spectacle, Zhan Tianming couldn't help but look down on Wang Man.
Moreover, Wang Man's smug face was really annoying him.
'You bastard! You dare act like this in front of your big brother?'
'Do you think I'm still that old Zhan Tianming?'
However, Zhan Tianming did not make the first move.
Behind Wang Man stood his father and the village chief, Zhang Yong.
Especially, Zhang Yong, he was a one-star Martial Practitioner. There was no way Zhan Tianming could defeat him right now.
He had already made up his mind; as long as Wang Man didn't go overboard, he wouldn't turn this encounter into a fight.
Yes, Zhan Tianming had decided to endure it.
Wang Man did not care about the slight anger on Zhan Tianming's face and continued to speak with disdain, "After you finish washing the clothes, go and clean my backyard. If it isn't spotless by the time I see it, I will skin you alive."
"Also, don't sleep tonight. Instead of wasting your time sleeping, clean the village training grounds. I'll train there tomorrow."
With a look of disdain, Wang Man raised his hand and lightly patted Zhan Tianming's face and sneered.
Crack! Crack! Crack!
Zhan Tianming was trying his best to control his anger. He gritted his teeth and clenched his fists so tight that they began bleeding.
What Wang Man was doing was the truest form of bullying.
He didn't directly slap Zhan Tianming, but he made sure to humiliate him and make him feel like a lesser human.
"Oh? Look at your face. You look like a mad dog right now. What? You wanna fight me?"
Wang Man opened his eyes slightly.
"You bastard, you despicable scum, do you really think that you are the future Village Chief? Humph! You are just like your trash parents! What, you think I'll be afraid of you if you make a scary face? Aiyo, I'm so scared! Please, don't scare me anymore. Bitch, let me tell you what will happen if you hit me. You are so weak that if you punch me, you'll only be breaking your own bones, and you know what? No one will even help you clean up!"
"Oh, look, I'm so scared."
Wang Man looked at Zhan Tianming with disdain and laughed complacently.
He believed that he could kill a trash like Zhan Tianming with the flick of a finger.
So what if Zhan Tianming was angry?
Could anger be used as a weapon?
'You can get as angry as you want, but you'll still remain a trash!'
'You can get as angry as you want, but you'll still be nothing in front of me!'
'Your anger means nothing!'
Zhan Tianming was already bubbling with anger, but when he saw the proud expression on Wang Man's face, his anger reached new heights.
His anger was about to erupt like a volcano.
His tightly clenched fist trembled slightly.
"Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. I've already roasted that little purple pig in your yard. Gotta say, it couldn't even fill my stomach and just ended up being stuck in my teeth. Next time, remember to raise a fatter one, okay?" As he said that, Wang Man raised his hand to pick his teeth. Looking extremely arrogant, he turned and was about to leave.
That was it. The anger erupted.
Zhan Tianming could no longer take it lying down.
'Damn you and damn your father!'
'You arrogant bastard!'
'If I don't beat you to a pulp today, I'm not Zhan Tianming!'
Suddenly, Zhan Tianming formed a fist and punched.
Nine Dragons Fist!
The moment Wang Man turned, his back received a heavy punch. His eyes bulged out, and his entire body flew out.
Zhan Tianming was still furious and didn't give Wang Man any to recover. He used the Nine Dragons Step to chase after Wang Man, who was now on the ground like a dog eating feces.
He lifted his foot...
With one stomp, Wang Man's body sank into the ground.
On the ground, a human shaped mud pit was formed.
Even after all this, Zhan Tianming's anger was far from being appeased. He stepped on Wang Man's face and poured out his grievances with a shout, "You bastard, tell me! Where is Little Purple?"
Little Purple was the little purple pig that Wang Man had supposedly killed and eaten.
That pig was something that Mu Qianxi had entrusted to Zhan Tianming.
Had he really eaten it, Zhan Tianming would beat him until he shits out everything from the back and the front.
Wang Man was infuriated, he turned his eyes to the side and stared straight at Zhan Tianming.
"Zhan Tianming, you bastard! You actually dared to hit me? "