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Chapter 1: The Jinx is back
City of Man
People had already flooded the wide city alleys since early in the morning.
Two rows of shophouses were bustling with business and the streets were filled with constant laughter.
Recently, the Sacred Mountain had come forth to choose their disciples. This grand occasion made the city even livelier than usual and many youths were itching to give it their best shot.
Many young men were dressed in their finest attire, looking elegant and handsome, while enjoying the constant infatuated gazes of the ladies. Even though they acted like they did not care about the gazes, but in their hearts, they were overwhelmingly pleased.
Suddenly, the people on the streets parted. A group of majestic black horses charged ahead, whilst sending the dust flying into the air and making the earth tremble. Some people with extraordinary presence were seated on their backs.
The tall and muscular black horses seemed to be filled with explosive power. Wide, black scales covered their bodies. They gave off a metallic feeling, making them seem even more powerful.
“Wow, it is the Black Metal Draconic Horse. The one in the front is Young Master Song Wu Qiu of the Song Family!”
“Young Master Song is so handsome!”
“There is also the White Jade Wolf, Young Master Mo Bu Fan!”
“The Green Demonic Tiger has also appeared. Young Master He San has arrived!”
Following the Draconic Horses, there were lofty wolves which were white from head to toe and the aggressive huge green tigers with their intense gazes.
The crowds were hustling, the fierce and well-built mounts made the ground tremble. At the front of each imposing group, sat a young man who was around 15 – 16 years old.
Though they were young, they certainly were not your average young man.
At this moment, the three young men seemed to be rushing to a place, frantic and at the same time, their faces displayed anger.
There were quite a few young men following behind each of the them All in splendid attire with a noble atmosphere. One could tell from a look that they too were not from an average family.
“Young Master Song Wu Qiu, Young Master Mo Bu Fan, Young Master He San, if any of them could take a liking to me, then I would be in seventh heaven!” A lady said in a daze, her eyes dreamy.
“I think you can just forget about it. With background like Young Master Song and the others, how could they ever take a liking to you? I even heard rumours that the Young Masters have already completed the Foundation Building Stage and can immediately go to the Sacred Mountain to start cultivating!”
A young man said, his eyes filled with envy. If he could also become a martial artist, he could go the place in the legends, the Sacred Mountain. If that happens, all the ladies in the city would surely be chasing after him, with all being ready for him to pick.
At a corner of the hustling street, a skinny figure laid with his back against the wall, and his legs spread apart. He looked like a young man, no older than 15 or 16 years.
The young man was wearing a rough, tattered robe which was too big for him.
The young man didn’t care a bit about his current appearance. He held half a stalk of dried grass blade in his mouth with a casual look.
Looking at the mighty group of people and mounts moving away from him, and glancing at the infatuated gazes of the ladies who were lined on both sides of the street, the dried grass in the youth’s mouth tipped upward slightly. With a hint of disdain in his eyes , he smiled and whispered: “This is handsome? Back then, if I remained in this city, how would these brats cause such a commotion?”
“Say, where do you think these Young Masters, the big shots of the city are going this early in the morning?”
Some people were confused. Usually one can barely see any of them, but today all these big shots appeared at the same time and were even in a rush.
“Also, the fight to become a disciple of Sacred Mountain only starts three days later!”
“This is the direction to go out of the city. Could it be that the Young Masters are going out of the city?”
The people were discussing among themselves. These influential people coming out caught the attention of everyone.
“Three years!!! Three years have already passed. I know, I know where the Young Masters are going now!”
Out of the blue, someone shouted. His face excited. He seemed to have remembered something, instantly drawing the eyes of the masses.
“Three years!? I remember now too. Today should be the day that the jinx is coming back!”
“Oh my god!!! Has that jinx really returned? The entire city will never have peace again!”
“He is not only a jinx, he is also a big pervert!”
“Hai, that perverted demon is actually quite handsome. It really is a pity!”
“Humph, that jinx must be able to return alive first! Being in that demon-filled forest for three years, I am afraid he is already dead!”
“No wonder the Young Masters have all appeared. They are going to the city gate to prevent that jinx from entering!”
“Every young master of the city had sworn a blood oath three years ago. If that jinx is still alive and able to come back to the city, they will absolutely not allow him to step into the city alive!”
“It seems to me that it doesn’t matter if that jinx has survived the Forest of Demons, he will still be dead in the end!”
The crowd went wild. Regardless of age or gender, everyone hurried to the city gate to watch the commotion.
Looking at the enthusiastic crowd, Su Yi was feeling very helpless.
It was just kissing and then simply hugging that girl. How on earth did he become a street rat that everyone would shout and hit at.
If it wasn’t for that girl who beat him up in front of everyone on the street, he would also not be so bored as to feed her drugs. Who doesn’t have a time in their life when he or she does not know what’s right and what’s wrong.
Furthermore, he had said that he would take the responsibility for everything, what else do these people want him to do?
“That little girl is the real jinx. People say that beauties are dangerous, they have never been more correct.”
Su Yi said to himself. For this small matter, Mo Bu Fan, He San, Song Wu Qiu, those little brats actually swore a blood oath. Since ancient times people say that beauties bring calamities, and he completely agrees now.
“I’m too lazy to play with a bunch of little kids.”
Su Yi stood up. The wide sleeves of his robe swayed. He spat the half stalk of dried grass and some saliva to the side and walked away casually while whistling.
The eyes of a few passing ladies fell on Su Yi. Seeing his shabby attire, they initially wanted to stay far away from him, but once they saw his face, they sneaked in a few more glances involuntarily.
Su Yi was now around 15 to 16 years old, and was a fair bit taller than three years ago.
In addition to the inhumane training he went through for the past 3 years, although he did not have a fair face, but his looks were the real deal. He had a pair of bright eyes underneath his blade-like thin eyebrows. His skin was tanned, and while he had a skinny figure, he stood upright. That shabby robe could not mask his unique presence.
This kind of presence was very complex. It was a bit proud and a bit evil. Though, it seemed to be a natural thing.
“Hmm, that guy does not look half bad, but sadly he is too shabby.”
“Why do I feel like that guy looks like the jinx?”
A few girls brushed past Su Yi, looking down and discussing among themselves.
“Eh? Where did that guy go?”
And when the ladies wanted to turn around to confirm, they did not even see the shadow of that man. They felt confused and wondered if their eyes played a trick on them.
One of the top 5 families in the city.
He, Su, Mo, Song, Liu, these five families were the top 5 families in the city as well as the 5 biggest families of martial arts practitioners in the city.
Over there, the strong ruled. In the world filled with martial arts, the 5 families had also been the protectors of the city all these years.
The position of the city master has been passed between the 5 families. Though, in the last 100 years the position has always been in the hands of the Liu Family.
The Su Family, one of the 5 top families in the city. Every generation here practices martial arts and they have also produced many strong martial arts practitioners.
Even up to this day, the entire city holds the utmost respect for Su Family’s Old Master, Su Yun Tian, in their hearts when one speaks about him ,.
20 years ago, when the demons from the Forest of Demons invaded, every family struggled with all their might.
During the war, where neither side showed any signs of losing, the Old Master of the Su Family, Su Yun Tian, already over 60 years, led a troop of the Su Family’s elites and carved out a path of blood straight to the enemy’s leader and slaughtered him.
When one speaks of that battle, the memory of that event remains clear in everyone’s mind. The Su Family had become even more famous and earned the respect of all.
But ever since 15 years ago, from the day Su Yi was born, it all started to change.
And 3 years ago, Su Yi did something which made everyone in the city unable to tolerate his antics any longer. Even City Master Liu Yun Yang was infuriated beyond measure.
In the end, the Old Master of the Su Family had to swallow his embarrassment and personally come out to protect his grandson, and only after that did the huge commotion die down.
The Su Family has many people The long stretches of buildings were like a palace, extending out into all directions, noble and beautiful.
But today, in front of Su Family’s majestic gate appeared many figures, hiding in the shadows.
These figures were all watching the Su Family’s gate carefully, like they were trying to observe something. None of them even dared to blink, fearing that they might miss out something.
At the Su Family’s gate, a unit of imposing troops rushed out. Their actions sharp, while riding on crimson red and robust mounts which were like tigers and lions.
Every single one of the Su Family’s guards who were riding on the mounts had eyes filled with a hint of pride and arrogance.
With the Su Family’s position in the city, being a guard of the Su Family, they naturally had more pride than an average person.
“Hurry up or there will be trouble!”
The head of the unit was a man of about 40 years. He had a large, muscular figure and around him, there was an air of ferociousness. One look and anyone could tell that the man lived by the blade and had claimed many lives or else he would not have such a presence around him.
Indeed, the large man did not have a simple background. His name was Su Bai Han. Even though he was not a part of the Su Family’s bloodline, but in the Su Family, he did not have a low position. In the entire city, his name was also spread quite widely.
20 years ago, this man, Su Bai Han, was also a part of the unit led by the Old Master of the Su Family which carved a path of blood out of the city.
“Mr Han, why would the family want us to escort that person? What if the moment we arrive, and trouble really ensues? I am afraid that even with our identities, we will not be able to calm down Mo Bu Fan, Song Wu Qiu and all those Young Masters.” A guard behind Su Bai Han asked. His face showing signs of confusion.