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Martial King s Retired Life Volume 11.5 Chapter 65

Author:Lee Taibai Category:urban Update time:2022-09-13 02:54:47


Book 11.5: Chapter 65

The only reason Zhuo Fengrus soul didnt leave his body after sustaining Miguos punch was attributed to the new stuff he gleaned from Abyss Theory. Instead of eating the full brunt of the punch, at the moment of impact, he spread out the impact similarly to spreading out a blast over a larger surface area rather than the specific target.

Zhuo Fengrus desire to reach new heights, in terms of speed, created the attack that pierced Miguo, and the experience gave birth to the concept. Put another way, it was the intent behind his seemingly phantom attack that spawned the idea of defusing the force once it reached a velocity beyond the attackers control.

Impressive it may have been, but Miguos punch did inflict lethal damage. Miguo predicted Zhuo Fengru only had one day left. At most, Zhuo Fengru had another two. In his state, there wasnt much Zhuo Fengru could do. The only way he could see himself being useful was through passing on the energy he spent all his life cultivating, and he could do so via the sarira, By the same account, the blood debt would be in Hua Qings hand to collect.

Its important to make a distinction between vitality and true qi for they werent one and the same. Unlike true qi, vitality was found in every component of ones body.

It didnt take long for the relic to start glimmering after Zhuo Fengrus energy pooled in. Hua Qing was unaware the relic could redirect leaking energy to its owner. A combination of Wugou as well as Zhuo Fengrus energy almost had it replete. It was the first time it outshone the silver orb in the sky. In exchange, Zhuo Fengrus vision gradually darkened.

If Ming Feizhen was a shiny gem, Zhuo Fengru would call Hua Qing a plain rock, blade of grass or wooden board. Although Zhuo Fengru was fond of both of them, he liked Hua Qings plainness because it reminded him of himself. Before he was called a hero, he was friendless, broke and just another face in the crowd. He looked up to heroes and craved adventure in the pugilistic world just as Hua Qing did. Speaking of gallantry, they both wanted to be heroes. When it came to romance, they were both clumsy. Talking about their dreams was something they were proud of him. Despite their common traits, though, Zhuo Fengru wouldnt approve of Hua Qings gratitude.

Using the method Wugou taught him in order to absorb internal energy, Hua Qing poured his essence back into the relic, returning the 30% he absorbed from Wugou back into it.

Owing to the different disciplines Wugou and Zhuo Fengru practiced, it wasnt much, but there was a distinct disagreement between the two energies inside the relic.

Zhuo Fengru couldnt direct the flow of energy inside the relic, so he could only let his internal energy and essence, on top of someone elses, return to his body. As a result, Miguos residue energy reduced accordingly.

Sweating bullets, Hua Qing conveyed, “Hero Zhuo, I do not know how to give speeches on morality, but I cannot watch you die.”

Hua Qing neither leaned towards good or bad – nor did he have any other special idea. If he had a principle, it was, “If its within your means to help, help. Otherwise, run the other way,” even though he grew up on the streets and was a thief by trade. If this wasnt for his sense of duty, he wouldnt have earnestly tried to fulfil Master Xus last request. On the same account, he believed it was only right to entrust the energy to Zhuo Fengru.

Hua Qing had only learnt a simple absorption and discharge method, then extrapolated to control the energy. Howbeit, guiding qi back to its origin wasnt something that could be conceptualised from nothing or learnt overnight. The difference between the two levels could be compared to moving large goods to sewing a thread through a tiny hole.

Owing to Hua Qings lack of proficiency and knowledge, the large volume of energy he reversed into Zhuo Fengrus body gushed in ruthlessly. To make an analogy, his energy would be horses riding onto a battlefield littered with injured soldiers, which would be his meridians in this case, trampling on the grounded soldiers. Zhuo Fengru had the ability to direct qi deliberately. Sadly, it took everything he had just to absorb the energy in his current condition, let alone direct it. Hua Qing could only slow down the flow; however, again, his lack of training limited his performance. As such, Zhuo Fengru was in immense pain.

“Tch!” Su Li strode over to Kongcang. “Monk, help me, and Ill let you go.”

Kongcang opened his eyes slightly, then beamed at the sight of Zhuo Fengru. “Miss, what is positive about life What is negative about death This one enjoys the view. What could there possibly be to help with Besides, this one is in trouble himself. How can he help”

“Second chance.”

“This one is powerless to help notwithstanding his desire to help.”

Su Lis cheeks turned red. “I gave you a chance. You forced my hand, so dont blame me.” Su Li pried open the immobilised monks mouth, then shoved in a pill.

Caught off guard, Kongcang reactively swallowed the pill. “What did you do!”

Su Li stomped the ground. “Its a brand new pill I bought from Shuzhongs black market. It wasnt cheap, but the name has a nice ring to it. Its calledLove is Pain.”

“Tang ClansLove is pain! Y-y-youre flipping nasty!”


Love is pain – Ive taken liberties with the name because theres no way I could do it justice without being wordy or missing the point. The name is a reference to Jin Yongs phrase, “Too much love will shorten your lifespan. Too much wisdom will eventually hurt you.” The phrase has a broader sense, but thats as good as we can do in English. The character for “love” in the phrase can mean a number of things, such as love for family, romantic feelings, emotional investments in things, devotion, empathy, friendships and the list goes on. As such, how its translated also changes according to what the character needs to convey. Youve probably come across something similar when it comes to the second part, which is really just saying, “When youre cognisant of too much, it can be draining and mentally hurt you.” The truth sometimes hurts, they say.

Shuzhong – The name of an erstwhile country in history.-

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