The Unconventional Legend - Chapter 20
At the moment, Li Chenglong was outstandingly standing on the podium, holding a whip in his hand, knocking on the lectern. What a prestigious appearance!
The little fat man began to lecture, with no nervousness. He looked calm and unhurried, obviously that it was not the first time he did such an undertaking.
”The following is teacher Li’s lecture time, you can enjoy the recovery while listening to my lecture; remember to focus your attention a little bit. Well, teacher Li doesn’t have the ability to read palmistry, nor does he have an insight into winning and losing, especially without bragging …… I’m just an ordinary student, who is slightly knowing more than everyone is……”
The little fat man just let out the words, suddenly there broke out a low burst of laughter, the sound was lingering among the audience.
The corners of Zuo Xiaoduo’s mouth were twitching.
This kid deserved a blow, clearly, he was in revenge on Zuo Xiaoduo for embarrassing him just now.
Making fun of Zuo Xiaoduao, once he was on stage, what a narrow-minded fellow was he!
But this fellow didn’t know how mean Zuo Xiaoduo could be!
“Just make fun of me, and wait and see then.”
”Back to the point.”
Little fatty seemed to have changed in an instant, showing not only a calm and unhurried attitude but also a little abyssal taste: “Speaking of history, it is necessary to first introduce our continent. Our star soul continent, the history is so long that it is already unrecognizable, simply using the year to differentiate it is just a kind of profanity. It is therefore only by merit of the countless traces left by the sages who have speculated, speculated what happened in each period. Of course, for you, these are too difficult, too complex, too profound, but for a genius like me, it’s as easy as pie, I am able to talk about it casually.”
The little fatty boasted a sentence, not waiting for the following booing of the audience, he continued: “Next, I will tell you in detail. Zuo Xiaoduo, you do not think you can challenge me today after beating me, although you are bigger than I am, and your combat awareness is above me, but do you believe I can drive you out now by merely saying a word? Now, immediately, with no delay, smile at me, with a pleasing expression!”
There were waves of laughter.
Zuo Xiaoduo looked confused, hurriedly try to cooperate by making lapdog-like pleasing expression, nodding and bowing down he said: “Teacher Li, you are good, teacher Li, sorry to have troubled you, teacher Li, you’re awesome, teacher Li, you are just like the small heifer who behaves as the sword fairy, you are flourishing in the horizon of all the directions ……”
Li Chenglong nodded haughtily: “Sit down and listen well, behave like a good kid who improves every day. Teacher Li spoke well of you once. Zuo Xiaoduo, the student, if you have never got praise for you have failed to go up to the next grade for five times, the praise must be something heart-pounding to you then, right?”
The classmates rocked with laughter, filling the space.
Zuo Xiaoduo forced himself to smile: “Yes, I feel an upsurge of emotion. I am so grateful. Mr. Li, it seems that there will still be a successive competition tomorrow.”
Li Chenglong shivered, glaringly he uttered: “Lecture begins!”
Qin Fangyang secretly nodded his head.
Even if Li Chenglong, this fellow, was difficult to get any improvement in his cultivation, it was definitely good of him when playing a role of a teacher. He was good at warming up the atmosphere for he knew a strategy of attracting everyone’s attention. It was already extraordinary, not to mention his capability particularly at appointing somebody for a task, naming a person for a particular role to match his own as the complement to each other, which would make things go well.
Of course, this atmosphere was so harmonious, but also thanks for the cooperation of somebody else. Since Zuo Xiaoduo was older than all the students in the class, he was not arrogant, he was just good at collaborating.
With the warm atmosphere reaching this point, the next content of the lecture will certainly be remembered very clearly, and it was not unusual to say that his words would be lingering in their mind for a lifetime.
”Star Soul Continent is vast, how big it is, no one knows.” Little fatty’s voice heard serious.
“From the ancient times, there was a great power, we call it Father God; Father God opened up this space, also known as the opening of the sky and the earth, and then created life out of nothing, and even created everything in the Star Soul Continent, which is also the origin of the Star Soul Continent.”
”The creation of Father God was complete, then he left, in the pursuit of the heavenly way, leaving only a primitive era. However, this era, in the end, how long it had continued, could not be examined, for it belonged to the era of no clue, to this point, I am not going to give unnecessary details. After the primitive era ended, there was the legendary flood era.”
Little fatty paused, said in a deep voice: “Although it is untestable, according to my research summary, I got a conclusion, that is, in that period of time, there must be the struggling of the humans to survive, by forming a unity in order to obtain the strength, and then, there was found the emergence of strong people, the emergence of sects, and the emergence of people with various ability …… “
“Simply deduced this point which is not worth mentioning because basically, it is heard natural, but I also deduced that these people should have formed a unity in order to be strong when confronting the sky, confronting the earth, confronting the demonic beast, confronting the living environment, and even when confronting all the cruel atmosphere. However, on the contrary, there had been conflicts among themselves. For this reason, the primitive era evolved into the flood era, this can be the reasonable answer among others. However, a significant reason conceived in it is a long interval of years causing human beings difficult to prove what was going on in the past, consequently, humans’ insight is limited to only assuming.”
“But the limited time we have now does not allow me to finish these speculations. So, I am not going to say any further about this era.”
”Next, let’s mentioned the flood era, all the different regions of the human race, each called their own community with a different name. After naming their community, there appeared their own leader, the powerful heroes with different levels of strength, and of wise men which they called …… saints in their community!”
”Several saintly powers led their own community, occupying a position in one side, regulating the world, setting rules, rehabilitating, each developing a genre heritage. There was a time when there were conflicts on the continent, but they were still considered quite peaceful. Generally speaking, it can be considered roughly the golden years after the primitive era.”
“Then came the period of the immortals and gods. In all the strong people of the major factions, whose ambitions also grew stronger, intended on other territories, other communities, so they began to conquer. One set up the heavenly court while others set up the hell; one took control over inhabitants of the heaven while others took control over the reincarnation of the soul. Well, there were some other organizations that appeared on the battlefield as well. After a century of war, both sides were defeated, each licking their wounds, recuperating, hence, the period of the immortal gods finally came to an end.”
Li Chenglong said: “Here we say some briefly, there have been certainly too many grudges and struggling power. Only that battle which was really too fierce, caused the two sides of heaven and earth to be all greatly wounded, unable to continue!
“According to ancient legends, one of the more reliable statements ……”
Little fatty pondered, said: “…… roughly that year after that battle, eight huge factions of heritage despised one another in the same continent, so the clan of strong people joined forces, forcibly cut off the continent, making their own base as the origin, in the starry sky they drifting away, vanished without a trace. “
”But there is another way to say that a strong man powerfully suppressed all the sects, but that strong man in a series of wars, his life expectancy was not long, lest, would soon meet his death leaving behind the world where the turbulence arose. That strong man exhausted his remaining life span, exerting their efforts beyond the limits of his power, broke apart the continent, expelled all the communities of the eight inheritance parties which unceasingly fought in the war. All were expelled, wandering the stars. They were not allowed to return.”
Everyone was listening attentively.
Zuo Xiaoduo was even more shocked.
Concerning the knowledge of this field, he also knew more or less, but it is far from what the little fatty said so systematically.
”This is roughly the biggest turning point in the ancient history of the entire Star Soul Continent!”
Little fatty sighed, then said: “With the ending of the immortal god era, the next is the so-called dynastic era, the period of low martial cultivation. Because of the war of immortal god, resulting in the people’s plunging into an abyss of misery, countless forces and factions vanished away, strong people died or were injured; and after the eight great inherited factions left, in the earthly world, there was almost no more system cultivation of heritage left.”
”Martial artists in the absence of a higher heart method turned the cultivation to the direction of physical exercise. However, even if this cultivation went to the extreme, at best, can be ten thousand enemies. But without cultivating the soul, it is difficult to achieve longevity; life expectancy of up to hundreds only.”
”During this period, from time to time, there were some immortal gods bequeathing a little bit in this life, this group of people who received the inheritance often boast of gods and goddesses, leaving many traces in history, but in the eyes of today’s people, they become a laughing matter.”
“During this period of feudal dynasties, the strength of cultivators was in an unprecedented slump. But dynasties’ changing, rising and falling, being divided and united, being united and divided, provided a stage for countless heroes displaying themselves.”
Little fat Li Chenglong was looking far away, softly said: “After the dynasty era, there was an era of science and technology which was closer to us. The so-called science and technology, I think they are not unfamiliar to us; in our hands, we are holding cell phones and telephones; computers and laptops are also indispensable, including airplanes and trains, etc. …… and so on. Some of these can be called the unique products of the age of science and technology.”
“After thousands of years of development, human intelligence was increasing; due to the extinction of martial heritage, more and more people began to find some ways other than cultivation. The invention of machinery could replace the power of martial arts. Some of the effort, the so-called moving and land reclamation and a thousand miles of sound transmission were no longer been regarded as big deals… …”
”Yet it is an age that is harmful to mankind itself! We call it the age of technology and the age of abandonment, the age of decadence! Why? There are naturally significant reasons for this.”
“Looking at the human beings through the ages of civilization, the age of science and technology can be called the era of the laziest people. Countless talented people had never done the cultivation, it is regrettable that they had never made use of their talent, did not show their ability, ignoring the most fundamental things!”
”The countless techniques have emerged in the technological era, causing the majority of humans to abandon the martial arts and turn to study the power of technology. But this behavior means putting the priority on the trifles while neglecting the essentials, causing the humans’ physical conditions to be weaker, and their life expectancy was gradually shortened.”
“With the continued development of science and technology and the emergence of aircraft and artillery, and even more powerful weapons, the average martial artists simply unable to ward off the assault of ordinary people armed with firearms, for they cannot avoid the absolute speed of firearms, so powerful that the martial artists were withering. Less cultivation caused their physical strength to weaken, martial arts increasingly withered as well!”
“Technology era in the later time, gradually evolved into the situation of universal extermination of martial arts, martial arts gradually reduced to legend.”
”Also in the age of technology, the earlier period of the immortal gods, the flood period, by the legendary which had transformed into the myths became more untestable; untrustworthy, untraceable. No one would believe that people could soar high into the sky with their own power, no one believed that people could move the mountains and do the land reclamation, and no one believed that people, could live forever!”
”Everything about the relevant high-level practitioner was overturned by all means!”
“The power of technology allows a person to travel around the world without spending any energy at all! By one shot, it can also take down the powerful martial artist who basically had no fear of an enemy attack! Then what is the use of cultivation?”
”In that era, mankind had long forgotten that the enemy of mankind has never been mankind, but this heaven, this earth, this celestial universe, this law of all things!”
“So, we now call the age of technology, the …… period of martial extermination!”
Said here, the little fatty gasped a few breaths, before saying dejectedly: “And then, the age of science and technology continued to develop, so that the continent’s ecological resources were consumed bit by bit, and finally depleted. Because of countless technological waste destruction of the environment, this continent was difficult to load …… to the end, eventually, it came to the period of extinction. “
“In the period of the development of science and technology to its peak; tall buildings were established in the whole land, cities were founded everywhere; at that time there were no longer the so-called suburbs of the city, and the Star Soul Continent’s spiritual energy was also increasingly thin, cultivation was only like an imaginary.”
”But at that time, one day, suddenly in the sky appeared the meteor, the universe countless planets exploded; countless meteors appeared day and night, smashing the Star Soul continent.”
”A fist-sized piece of meteor fragment, falling from an indefinite height, could make a village instantly destroyed; not to mention the small mountain-sized meteors, just looked like the whole mountain falling from the sky ……”
”That showering of the meteors for three hundred years in a nearly uninterrupted situation, three hundred years in its entirety.”
“If it is a general meteor fall, from the perspective of the then-developed scientific and technological strength, was not something difficult to confront. However, towards the great power of heaven and earth within the scope of the whole continent at that time, it should be completely declared as something that could be something unconfronted. For, is enough to make millions of them perish in a split of eyes!
”In the end, in the entire continent, from ten thousand of billions of people, none survived, the continent thus withered, life is difficult to find.”
“This is the Age of Extinction!”
”It is the bitter fruit of the technological era brewed for centuries, which were shared by all people of the entire continent!”
Li Chenglong took a long breath: “Finally, the sky showed mercy, couldn’t bear to see the complete extinction of human civilization, or for human beings to retain the opportunity to rise again, aura recovery era came.”
“After the era of extinction, the human population had already been scarce to the point of ridiculous, the situation of the uninhabited wide stretching of an area can be seen everywhere. Not only did the meteoric catastrophe cause the entire continent’s population to perish countlessly but it also gave the environment and the life of economy a devastating blow, human survival had become a difficult thing.”
“Fortunately, at this time, people found that the continental environment was very different from that of the previous period of time, the spiritual energy which originally weakened to the extreme point was then flourishing. It turns out that the meteors falling from the universe carried along with abundant heaven and earth spiritual energy, and many of them even contain star spirit stones, emitting spiritual energy at all times, which is a wonderful thing to assist practitioners.”
”And those star spirit stones, almost everywhere, all over the continent, all the ocean lakes, after all, up to three hundred years of diffuse pouring, it is odd if the pouring became reduced, well, this star spirit stone is roughly what we now call the star soul stone.”
As little fatty speech came to this point, Zuo Xiaoduo also slowly nodded, seemingly accepting the anecdote of the origin of the star spirit stone.
”After the cataclysm, the surviving humans rose again from the ruins and resumed productive life. Some people continued to delve into technology, but others, by chance, discovered that the aura emanating from the Star Spirit Stone at all times could protect the flesh, and even a few martial arts inheritors used this as an aid to groping for the cultivation of the martial arts.”
“However, at that time the utilization rate of star spirit stone is not very high, even if it is occasionally used to cultivate martial arts, but also because of the end of the martial heritage, it is difficult to have much success. So after hundreds of years, human society and again returned to the trajectory of the technology period, the redevelopment of technology, has been able to resist the still unending meteorite bombardment …… another earth-shaking change was not expected but was coming!”
”The eight continents that shunted out in the early years, suddenly two pieces from the starry sky returned and re-bordered the Star Soul Continent. This huge change caused the whole continent to shake, the sea turned over huge waves, there were earthquakes in the whole continent, countless mountains even instantly turned into the bottom of the sea. Human civilization once again suffered a heavy blow!”
“And the two factions that returned still appeared to be two rival factions back in the day.”
”One of the factions felt that the existing humans had occupied their original territory, and wanted to exterminate all the Star Soul humans, to recreate the glory of the year, to put it bluntly, they were just actually casting their covetous eyes at this piece of the spiritual sphere after being baptized by countless meteorites.”
”Human beings opened high-tech weapons to resist, only to find that the so-called firearms, in front of these people all useless. The so-called weapons of mass destruction were destroyed before they could be used.”
Little fat face filled with mockery smile: “When humans saw their enemies so unrestrainedly come over in their robes, while they themselves consist of thousands or tens of thousands of people with machine guns and cannons frantically letting out the shots. However, when the other side was indifferent since anybody from their side, could easily slaughter thousands of people. The so-called high-level weapons which could destroy the world happened to be unable to hurt each other. When seeing a mushroom-like cloud in the sky, there was the enemy sitting erectly on the mushroom cloud, smiling sneeringly …… They eventually saw the light that the human race all these years had taken the wrong path!”
”It was at that time that mankind finally reawakened to the fact that no power is more reliable than having supreme power in oneself!”
”Technology was no longer developed, but if the person himself was no more than a weak mole cricket when facing the strong, it would be no hint of a fluke!”
”It turns out that one’s power can really fight natural disasters, can fight earthquakes, can fight volcanoes, and can even fight tsunamis ……”
”Father God gave us the body and wisdom to cultivate to the extreme, instead of cherishing what endowed to us and making use of what we have for something useful, we pass our life in a desultory way, use our intelligence to get something for nothing, use it for opportunism!”
Little fatty sighs despondently: “This mistake …… wrong for how many years ah ……”
“Fortunately, together with the return of a total of two factions, a faction as soon as they descended into revealing the ambition to completely destroy the native humans. The other faction, though at first might not have such an intention, its overall strength was not as good as the former faction, so they chose to join forces with humans, passing down the seeds of the martial arts with an intention to start a long fight to the death with the opposite faction.”
When Little Fatty spoke here, Qin Fangyang, who had been standing next to him, suddenly interrupted and faintly said, “Discard this next paragraph. At the current cultivation level, the audiences are not qualified to know anything deeper.”
The little fat man nodded his head.
”Well, this is the budding period of our current era. Well, or maybe it’s the second budding period.”
”Next comes the period we are now in, the period of high martial arts. From the return of the hands of one of the factions, to get the practice of heritage, and after years of development, human masters have emerged, but also gradually began a new path of the strong, martial arts and technology, or technology-assisted practice, such as what was just lectured to all of you, healing injuries to restore physical strength of the white mist, is based on star soul stone energy, supplemented by mechanical adjustment, control to fit the current state of each person.”
Showing a serious expression, Li Chenglong said: “Partners, do you know now that we are still on the verge of a hard struggle for survival! The enemy’s power is not something we can understand much at our current realm.”
”Countless strong people, at this moment, are garrisoning the border day and night, or on top of the snowy mountains, or on top of the island in the ocean, or in the rolling waves, or ……”
Little fatty pointed upward: “…… above the nine heavens!”
”Perhaps, someday when once we wake up from sleeping, find the city in which we are living has ceased to exist! Or, that day we fall asleep, just in the sleep …… things have all ended!”
”This is the high martial age we are in! There are immensely powerful enemies out there, unimaginably powerful forces that have either infiltrated us …… or, are right here in our homes!”
”Moreover, now the meteors in the starry universe are still falling uninterruptedly at all times!”
”The eight continents that were exiled out, currently, only two have returned. Perhaps the others have not fallen away in the starry sky; perhaps someday, they will return.”
”At that time, it will still be an annihilation catastrophe!”
“Our city is only protected by strong people who divert the falling meteors out and into the wasteland. Only then we are kept safe and sound!”
As little fatty reached the point, he glanced at Qin Fangyang.
Qin Fangyang nodded slightly.
Li Chenglong stood up straight: “This lesson, teacher Li will give you here, do students have any questions? Zuo Xiaoduo, do you understand?”
Zuo Xiaoduo raised his right hand, “Report to Mr. Li, I understand.”
Li Chenglong nodded his head gratefully: “If you understand, it means that everyone understands. The teacher is very relieved and happy!”