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Revolt against the Heavens – Chapter 5: Feng Yingyue

Chapter 5: Feng Yingyue

Cao Yun was hunting for other 1-core demonic beasts. A typical 1-core demonic beast could threaten a 3rd-grade Mortal but with the 'Dance of Slaughter' and his fighting abilities, Cao Yun was not afraid at all. A Crimson lion-stag was a rather average demonic beast and judging by his fights with them, he estimated that he could take on any 1-core demonic beast. He was a little worried about a pack of them though, so he did not let go of his caution. What was more worrisome was the prospect of a 2-core demonic beast. According to what his father had told him about these mountains, they should be very rare and they mostly inhabited the higher areas. Nonetheless, from time to time, they could get down to hunt weaker beasts than them.

Another thought Cao Yun had was concerning the hunters. He had not return to the city so that no one would recognize him and he did not want to meet hunters who would recognize him in these woods either. These last few days, he had tried to get the farthest away from the city and the Cao family estate as possible, without entering any dangerous area. To do so, he had circled around some peaks and gotten deep in the forest.

A week had passed.

He had killed several 1-core demonic beasts, Gray-beak storm eagles, Carnivorous hammer-gorilla, Purple rotten keelback snake, and so on. He had gathered several cores of different sizes and densities. He had almost twenty of them and they would last him for a month.

In the same time, he kept on training diligently. The more time passed the more often he thought about his family. When it had occurred, the shock had made him numb, but he was beginning to fully realize what really happened. And he felt more and more guilty about his enjoyment in these woods. Because he was sincerely enjoying himself. He always loved cultivating and learning martial arts. Of course, he trained to please his father and gain more power, but also due to his real inclination toward it. He could keep practicing days and days without thinking about anything else.

He also loved reading about new martial arts and profound systems of cultivation to then try them on himself. That was precisely what he was doing with the knowledge imparted to him by his Master Cleansed Asura.

And this life of surviving in the forest was absolutely new to him. This feeling of adventure to a 15-year-old boy was exhilarating.

Hence, he felt guilty. When he ran, he had to leave the corpses of his kin to the wild. Yes, his parents had asked him to live and to not throw away his life. But they had also asked him to protect his little sister. Was she dead? Was she alive? Maybe the assassin had taken her alive and then killed her while Cao Yun was adventuring in the woods.

Cao Yun reasoned himself. He needed power to potentially save his sister. And even if he had power, he also needed clues to find the culprits. He could not get it out of his head that he was just trying to make up excuses for his cowardice.

These thoughts were beginning to poison his cultivation. He even had to stop several times because of this. After these almost two months in the wild, the solitude was exacting a toll on him.

It happened again and to clear his head, Cao Yun decided to go hunting, passing his frustration on a demonic beast was great to keep his calm.

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A woman was running like a madman through the woods. She was wearing a blue robe covered in mud and twigs that masked some golden embroidery of average quality. Her hair was unkempt. Fiery strands were fluttering in the wind. Her face was pale and full of fatigue with two heavy bags under her eyes similar to a panda. Her breath was short and panicky. Nonetheless, she clearly knew her way around a forest and even being this obviously tired, she avoided every obstacle on her way and ran like hell.

Very soon, the reason of her state became apparent. Five men were running after her. They were wearing dull black cloaks with hoods that had long slipped from their heads. On their faces, the fatigue was even more clear than on the girl, and one of them even tripped on a root before getting up and resuming the pursuit. The men were in their teens, between 16 and 18 at most. The swords hanging on their waist were slowing them down but they were still faster than the girl. Any cultivator would have known: they were 2nd-grade Mortal at least and the girl was only 1st-grade.

No matter her resistance, they would end up catching her.

One of the men was close enough. He pounced on her. She tried to dodge. The man was still able to catch her ankle and threw her on the ground. She hit her head against a tree and was shocked an instant. It was sufficient for the other four men to reach them and surround her.

Terror filled her eyes when she came to.

Chapter end

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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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