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Chapter 543: The 16th of May

    Chapter 543: The 16th of May

    Translator: Iamgt  Editor: Lucas

    The selling of the cultivation manual "Tiger Form Fist Art"was obviously not as influential as the news of Teng Qingshan establishing his sect on the 16th of May.

    For a moment, talks about Teng Qingshan's establishing of a new sect were ongoing in restaurants, brothels, and all the other places in the major county cities of Yangzhou. Even prior to the announcement that happened at Qingshan Enterprise, the invitations to the ceremony for Teng Qingshan's new sect had been delivered to five of the seven Supreme Sects in the Land of the Nine Prefectures-God of Heaven Palace, Snow Hawk Hall, the Ying Family, Mani Temple, and Gui Yuan Sect!

    Although Gui Yuan Sect and Teng Qingshan had a very close relationship, the deliverance of the invitation was a rule that must be followed. As for the other two of the seven Supreme Sects-Emperor Yu's Hall and the Shooting Sun God Mountain, they would never come, even if they had gotten the invitations. After all, because of the death of Shengong Tu and Yu Tonghai, a deep grudge had formed between Teng Qingshan and those two sects.

    Since they wouldn't come anyway, it was unnecessary to send any invitations.

    Mani Temple, located at the border between Rongzhou and Liangzhou, occupied an extremely spacious land.

    The temple was known to be the largest temple in the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Over a hundred tonsured monks and laymen stayed in the Mani Temple. In this enormous temple, the chanting of sutras, which happened during every morning service, resonated and transmitted to places a hundred Li away. Every day, numerous people would come to this temple to worship the Buddha.

    Within the Sanskrit Mountain, located in Mani Temple:

    Back then, Martial Ancestor Shiga was in Sanskrit Mountain when he sat facing the wall in meditation for nine years and perfected the"Golden Buddha". And now, only the great masters of the Buddhist Sect who had attained the Emptiness Realm could enter Sanskrit Mountain.

    At this moment, an old, white-browed monk flew into a cave located halfway up Sanskrit Mountain.

    "Martial Ancestor!" the old, white-browed monk called out respectfully.

    A monk dressed in a golden cloak could be seen sitting cross-legged in the cave. He sat facing the wall of the mountain.

    "What is it?" As he spoke, chantings of sutra sounded along with his voice.

    "Martial Ancestor." The old white browed monk answered respectfully, "Teng Qingshan, who was very famous last year... The young man who attained Emptiness Realm at the age of 21 sent us an invitation, saying that he will be establishing his own sect on the 16th of May. On that day, there will be a ceremony for the establishment of his new sect. Teacher, will you be going?"

    "I won't be going." A calm voice sounded. "You all can decide."

    "Yes, Martial Ancestor." The old, white-browed monk bowed and backed away, leaving the thin figure who sat facing the wall.

    ...

    The sects that received an invitation held no grudge towards Teng Qingshan. Thus, those sects naturally sent their men to the ceremony as a display of deference. Although the God of Heaven and Teng Qingshan had terminated their connection, they maintained their cordiality... Pei San himself had only done things in the dark.

    Knowing the relationship between Teng Qingshan and the Undying Phoenix, Pei San had no intention of going against Teng Qingshan unless it was necessary.

    On the night of the 15th of May:

    In the Great Yan Mountain:

    A large-scale construction had started last year in the Great Yan Mountain. Now, a huge building that could accommodate over 100,000 people was constructed. This was the base of the new sect. Because the sect's establishing ceremony was happening here tomorrow, this place was bustling with noise. Lights were lit everywhere. Many people were busy decorating, checking everywhere, and preparing for the ceremony tomorrow.

    Teng Qingshan supported Li Jun as they walked in the sect. Li Jun was going to give birth in around eight or nine days.

    "Teacher!"

    Three people nearby hastily bowed respectfully. The three were Teng Shou, Yang Dong, and Xue Xin. Since Teng Qingshan was going to establish his sect... Yang Dong naturally led the 8,000 men of Xiong Shou Gang here. Because of the Elixir of the North Sea, there were a total of 1,000 First Rated Warriors in the Xiong Shou Gang.

    These men became the guards of the sect.

    "Everything is almost prepared, right?" Teng Qingshan asked with a smile.

    Yang Dong hastily said, "Teacher, everything is prepared."

    "Hm." Teng Qingshan nodded. If Yang Dong was in charge of these ordinary affairs, nothing would go wrong.

    Yang Dong, Teng Shou, and Xue Xin exchanged glances. They then bowed and tactfully left.

    "Qingshan, why did you name your sect 'Xing Yi Sect?'" Li Jun looked around and asked puzzledly. "The sect left by Emperor Yu is called 'Emperor Yu's Hall.' The sect of the Heavenly Emperor of the Qin Mountains is called 'Ying Family.' The sect of the Northeastern King Hong Tian is called 'Hong Tian City.' Qingshan, why isn't your sect called 'Qingshan Sect?''Qingshan Hall?' Why is it called 'Xing Yi Sect?'"

    Teng Qingshan looked up at the full moon in the sky.

    Xing Yi Sect?

    He had learned this fist art from Teng Bolei, his teacher in his previous life. In his previous life, Xing Yi Martial Art was perfected by many generations of cultivators. He himself had come to the Land of the Nine Prefectures, a world with much more abundant Spiritual Qi than his previous world. Because he came here, he was able to break through the Grandmaster Realm and make even greater accomplishments in his cultivation!

    "I have a lot. There is no need to lust for more things." Teng Qingshan explained slowly, "Xing Yi Sect....Xing Yi Sect.... 'Internal Martial Art' was originally 'Xing Yi Martial Arts;' therefore, 'Xing Yi Sect' is a more suitable name for this sect."

    "More suitable? Hmm... Well, I don't know anything about Internal Martial Art anyway." Li Jun didn't ask anymore.

    Yet she had no idea that Teng Qingshan's blood was boiling with excitement at this moment.

    "Xing Yi Sect!"

    "I want the cultivation method of Internal Martial Art to pass on from generation to generation on the Land of the Nine Prefectures!"

    "Tomorrow! Xing Yi Sect will be established tomorrow!" Teng Qingshan felt that he was one step closer to his goal. "However, the cultivation of Internal Martial Art does not have enough fist techniques. Unfortunately, I am not capable of creating fist techniques suitable for Postliminary Realm Experts and Innate Experts. The creation of such fist techniques will be easier when I reach the Insightful Emptiness Realm."

    "If I can reach the cultivation state of the Omnipotent Experts, I will be able to create sets of fist techniques very easily."

    "A sect is powerful because of its profound knowledge. Emperor Yu's Hall and Mani Temple are very strong because they have more than enough cultivation manuals. With such a great amount of cultivation manuals, there must be a suitable one for even the ungifted cultivators. And so, the sect will be able to grow strong." Teng Qingshan was well aware of this.

    If the branch of Internal Martial Art wants to reach the same rank as the Buddhist Sect and the Daoist Sect, then Teng Qingshan would have reached the level of Emperor Yu and Martial Ancestor Shiga.

    "If one is able to gain the knowledge of the correct path in the morning, he will be able to die with no regrets at sunset."

    Teng Qingshan stared at the bright full moon and said to himself with determination, "I will not relax for the next 500 years. I must try my very best to reach the realm of the Omnipotent Expert!"

    As the night passed, the day came.

    The Xing Yi Sect in the Great Yan Mountain brimmed with a festive atmosphere. In the Great Yan Mountain, maids and guards could be seen everywhere. The 2,000+ members of Teng Clan, as well as the 10,000+ people who had come from Gui Yuan Sect could also be seen everywhere in Xing Yi Sect in the Great Yan Mountain.

    "There are many people today."

    Teng Qingshan stood before the great hall of Xing Yi Sect and watched the crowd in the public square down below.

    "Hm?" Teng Qingshan raised his brows. He could distinctly feel the aura of a powerful Emptiness Realm Expert approaching. "The members of Snow Hawk Hall are here." Knowing this, Teng Qingshan's opinion of Snow Hawk Hall improved. The biggest day for a sect was the day of its establishment. If the other sects arrived early for the ceremony, it meant that they respected and valued this newly established sect.

    A moment later-

    "Snow Hawk Hall has arrived!"

    Suddenly, a voice sounded from the bottom of the mountain.

    "The members of Snow Hawk Hall are here," Yang Dong said joyously.

    "They came early," Xue Xin couldn't help but comment. "As expected of the sect with snow hawks... The members of that sect rode snow hawks and were naturally very fast." Of the five invited sects, Snow Hawk Hall was the first to arrive.

    Teng Qingshan looked down below and soon saw several dozen members of Snow Hawk Hall coming in through the main entrance of the public square. The group of men was led by a black-cloaked elder with an aquiline nose.

    "Let's go welcome them," Teng Qingshan ordered and then led his three disciples down to the public square.

    The black cloak elder with aquiline nose laughed as he said, "Haha, I should call you Brother Qingshan now."

    "Brother Wu, don't tease me." Teng Qingshan laughed along as he replied, "I had no choice back then.

    The black-cloaked elder smiled and nodded. He then looked around and said, "Brother Qingshan, your Xing Yi Sect is indeed constructed nicely... I have seen the cultivation manual "Tiger Form Fist Art"which you sold. Although I still don't understand the principles and concepts of Internal Martial Art, I can tell that Internal Martial Art is very different from the Daoist Sect and the Buddhist Sect."

    "Brother Wu, let me describe Internal Martial Art in simple words for you. The cultivators of the Daoist Sect cultivate inner strength by sitting silently, while the cultivators of Internal Martial Art cultivate inner strength by practicing the moves of the fist art," Teng Qingshan said simply.

    The black-cloaked elder smiled. He then lowered his voice and said solemnly, "Brother Qingshan, why did you disseminate the cultivation manual "Tiger Form Fist Art"to the people of this world?"

    Teng Qingshan felt his heart pounding.

    The black-cloaked elder didn't wait for Teng Qingshan's answer. He immediately continued, "You sold the cultivation manual at the price of 100 silver taels. It's obvious that you want to disseminate your Tiger Form Fist Art to the entire Land of the Nine Prefectures. By doing this, aren't you trying to gain more members from everywhere in this land? Let's not talk about Snow Hawk Hall's opinion on this; I am afraid that even the God of Heaven Palace and Mani Temple will not find your actions agreeable."

    Everyone could see why Teng Qingshan had done that.

    The purpose of his action was obvious-to snatch away potential disciples from the other sects!

    However, Teng Qingshan was the only one who could do this!

    In the Land of the Nine Prefectures, all types of cultivation methods, whether it be the cultivation methods of the Daoist Sect, the Buddhist Sect, and Teng Qingshan's Internal Martial Art, started with inner strength! Once the inner strength is generated, the cultivator will be able to practice the cultivation manuals of the other sects! If a sect disseminated their cultivation manuals to the entire world, it would cause chaos in the world and even help the other sects build up their foundation. This was something no sect would do!

    However, Teng Qingshan was different!

    It was true that Internal Martial Art cultivators could practice the cultivation manuals of the Daoist Sects and the Buddhist Sects after they had generated inner strength. However, due to some tricks Teng Qingshan had played, the people in the Land of the Nine Prefectures thought that Internal Martial Art was a mystical and magical branch of martial arts!

    Moreover, Teng Qingshan was a 21-year-old Emptiness Realm Expert! He was paragon! On top of that, with one rumor saying that only one out of a hundred could successfully cultivate Internal Martial Art, another rumor saying that the accomplishments of an Internal Martial Art cultivator would definitely be higher than that of the cultivators in the Daoist Sect and the Buddhist Sect, and other forms of advertisement had spread throughout the entire land. With such publicity, if anyone really did generate inner strength with the use of the Tiger Form Fist Art, he would definitely join Teng Qingshan's Xing Yi Sect!

    Because of this, the other sects in the Land of the Nine Prefectures were not happy. It was obvious that Teng Qingshan's sect was going to take potential members away.

    "Brother Wu, I will discuss all these things in detail with you all after the ceremony today," Teng Qingshan said with a smile. "Hm, the members of the God of Heaven Palace are here."

    "They are quite fast." The black-cloaked elder also sensed the presence of the God of Heaven Palace.

    ...

    Pei San, dressed in a loose, white cloak, walked on the spacious mountain roads with his daughter, Pei Xuelian.

    "Father, look." Pei Xuelian looked in front in surprise. A huge and tall monument was placed before the entrance of the Xing Yi Sect.

    Pei San looked closely and saw some flamboyant-looking words carved on the monument-

    "The form is important; the meaning is not,

    Both the form and the meaning are important

    The form expresses the meaning, but the form is not as important as the meaning

    These are the three important concepts. If one is able to understand the meaning of these three concepts, they will be able to understand the core of the Internal Martial Art of the Xing Yi Sect... One will soon acquire the great Dao" - Teng Qingshan!"

    The few lines of words immediately shocked Pei San. Every single word had the aura of a beast. The words occasionally contained the fierceness of a tiger, the agility of a monkey, the viciousness of a demonic dragon... Pei San was so astonished by the aura emanated by the words that he commented, "The Internal Martial Art is indeed extraordinary."

    Pei San then looked up and saw-

    On the signboard hung above the entrance nearby, three words written from right to left could be seen- Xing Yi Sect !
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