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Revolt against the Heavens – Chapter 1: The fateful night

Chapter 1: The fateful night

In the courtyard of the Cao family estate, two young boys were fighting on a ring before the eyes of the main members of the family.

rOne of them was Cao Yun, a 15-year-old boy, with silky long black hair. He was not especially muscular in his azure robe, yet he still exuded an aura of strength. He was fighting another member of his family, a much more muscular 16-year-old boy with very similar hair and fiery eyes. Their fight was very impressive. Each one was at turn launching a strike and at turn parrying an assault. Every time their fists and limbs collided, shock waves were sent around them, blasting away some dust.

rWatching them was Cao Beiwen, the patriarch of the family, a very old man with white hair and beard. He was sitting on a platform, a little higher than everyone else. He had celebrated his 213th birthday a few days ago and this fight was the last round of a tournament held at this occasion. Cao Beiwen was a 6th-grade Spirit Warrior.

rThe two boys were only 3rd-grade Mortals.

rIn this world, sentient beings could cultivate immortality by cultivating their life energy, the Qi. The main system of cultivation consisted of 9 ranks, each one subdivided in 9 grades. The first three ranks were Mortals, Mortal Warrior and Spirit Warrior. A Spirit Warrior could manifest his Qi outside of his body, allowing for fantastical martial arts. But Mortals could still perform impressive feats, and the two boys fighting on the ring were living proof of this statement.

rCao Yun was a year younger than his opponent, but he had already fought and won against fighters older than him. One time, he even was able to strike a draw with a 4th-grade Mortal, a fighter one grade above him. It impressed everyone, including his great-grandfather, the patriarch Cao Beiwen.

rCao Yun breathed in and relaxed. He was ready to launch a final strike, too tired to fight any longer. His opponent did not fare any better and understood him. He too relaxed and got ready for the final assault.

rIn the audience, a middle-aged woman with light hair had a tinge of anxiety in the eyes while staring at the ring. She was Cao Shui, the mother of Cao Yun. She knew her son wanted to impress everyone here, especially the patriarch. For he wanted to help his father strengthen his position in the family. She was worried because she knew he would go to his limits and beyond and was afraid he could hurt himself. She knew how hard he trained himself. Of course she was very proud of him, but she could not quiet down her worries.

rCao Yun pounced like a wild tiger toward his opponent. He punched with his left arm. The punch was blocked and his arm caught. Cao Yun followed with a kick right in the knee of his target who lost balance. His right arm was then free to break the hold on his left one. With both arms freed, he punched at the same time to the head and the torso. His opponent stopped the punch to his head but was hit in the ribs. When he finally tried to retaliate, Cao Yun used his other leg and swept him off his feet before striking him with his heel coming like a hammer from above.

rCao Yun had just won and he collapsed, sitting on the ground with a heavy breath.

rAs soon as his victory was announced, Cao Shui appeared at his side as if by magic. She placed her palms on his back. Cao Yun felt a warm sensation spreading from his mother's hands toward his entire body. A surge of Qi alleviated his fatigue in a matter of seconds. His mother was a 5th-grade Mortal Warrior, impressive cultivation for someone who married in the Cao family with no background whatsoever.

rThe hearty laugh of Cao Beiwen could be heard in the whole courtyard.

r

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Catalogue
Chapter 1: The fateful night
Chapter 2: Meeting a dying god
Chapter 3: 1-Core Demonic Beast
Chapter 4: Full recovery
Chapter 5: Feng Yingyue
Chapter 6: Sorrowful Dew Pearl
Chapter 7: 2-Core Demonic Beasts
Chapter 8: The bird and the snake
Chapter 9: Parents protecting their kid
Chapter 10: Yinmen City
Chapter 11: Huang Cixi
Chapter 12: The first night in town
Chapter 13: The City Lord Dun Mofan
Chapter 14: Sealing the Seven Demons
Chapter 15: The auction
Chapter 16: Assassination
Chapter 17: Great Alchemy Master Hua
Chapter 18: Alchemy Competition
Chapter 19: True success
Chapter 20: Farewell
Chapter 21: Ambush
Chapter 22: Entering the Lunar marsh
Chapter 23: The Evil Way
Chapter 24: The Demon kills Evil
Chapter 25: Elder Gu's revenge
Chapter 26: Entrance examination
Chapter 27: Assessment stone
Chapter 28: Eight Directions Engulfing array formation
Chapter 29: Killing in the eight directions
Chapter 30: Eighteen Weapons Mechanical Puppet
Chapter 31: Choosing a weapon
Chapter 32: Azure Dragon's Seven Piercing Stars
Chapter 33: Yin-Yang Torture Illusion array
Chapter 34: Tempering within torment
Chapter 35: Final test
Chapter 36: A friendly competition
Chapter 37: The first horn of the dragon
Chapter 38: Settling two bets
Chapter 39: The Wubei Sect's rules
Chapter 40: Nine Chi Black Dragon Spear
Chapter 41: The martial art pavilion
Chapter 42: A troubled night
Chapter 43: Alchemy principles
Chapter 44: The first pill
Chapter 45: Training grounds
Chapter 46: The turtle whips
Chapter 47: Mei Ying
Chapter 48: Eight Factions
Chapter 49: Heavenly Swallow
Chapter 50: The sleepy alchemist
Chapter 51: Deciding on a faction
Chapter 52: Warrior Dream array formation
Chapter 53: The trial
Chapter 54: 1-star Earth rank alchemist
Chapter 55: The Wubei Merit Market
Chapter 56: First sell
Chapter 57: Exceptional sell
Chapter 58: Howling Crane Gorges
Chapter 59: True Essence pills
Chapter 60: A forced bet
Chapter 61: Another duel of two Hearts
Chapter 62: A disheartened duel
Chapter 63: Truce between Fire and Swallow
Chapter 64: First month in the Wubei Sect
Chapter 65: A blacksmith in need
Chapter 66: Lu Meihan
Chapter 67: Preparation for the duel
Chapter 68: Coiling Silk's invitation
Chapter 69: A fragrant room
Chapter 70: Controlling the fire in one's mind
Chapter 71: The Metal Corporeal Soul
Chapter 72: The Wubei Sect's library
Chapter 73: Guarding the Ten Thousand Directions
Chapter 74: 1-star Earth array formation master
Chapter 75: A visitor to the Devil's Jail
Chapter 76: Preparation for the challenge
Chapter 78: Settling a grudge with the bimonthly duels
Chapter 79: Blood horse vs Wind dragon
Chapter 80: Hate and despair
Chapter 81: New determinations after the fight
Chapter 82: Chief Elder Suxian's personal lecture
Chapter 83: Seamless Qi Vortex Array formation
Chapter 84: Thousand Snakes Invade the Shell
Chapter 85: Locking the Seven and Stopping the Waves
Chapter 86: Nefarious intent toward a blacksmith
Chapter 87: 6th-grade Mortal
Chapter 88: Unifying all the meridians
Chapter 89: Contrived Shell Balm
Chapter 90: Hunting in the Lunar Marsh
Chapter 91: Blood drinking runes
Chapter 92: The Silver Lion leader
Chapter 93: Eight Blood Runes
Chapter 94: Luduo Bu's Inner demon
Chapter 95: The Dragon's Chest
Chapter 96: The blood devours eight demons
Chapter 97: End of the obsession
Chapter 98: Healing after the battle
Chapter 99: The Drop of Wrath
Chapter 100: Ren Chao's disappearance
Chapter 101: Plan for a rescue
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