The Martial Fraternity
The tavern was large but today it seemed to be a little too small. Hundreds of people had gathered inside and from the first floor to the third floor, it was fully pack with onlookers.
The onlookers were standing on the second floor and the third floor as they looked down to the first floor which was the center of the tavern.
A plump middle age man had just walked in with a smile. There was a noble air around him and the crowd whispered, “That is Master Nangong Le! He has come alone!”
He waved his fan as he looked squarely at the majestic bearded man who was sitting on the table. On his side were his four Hall Chiefs and thirty subordinates!
This majestic bearded man was none other than Master Sikong Zuo, the new Martial Alliance Chief of the Martial Fraternity and the Protégé Grandmaster of the Fraternity Alliance Clan!
Needless to say his martial skill was naturally formidable!
As for his four Hall Chiefs, their martial feats were the equal of the major orthodox clans and they were also known as the Four Hedonistic Butchers!
In recent years, the Fraternity Alliance Clan had swept aside all resistances to become the most powerful clan in the Martial Fraternity!
Nangong Le sighed softly, “Yes I have come alone.”
Sikong Zuo said coldly, “I have heard that you have three other sworn brothers so where are they?”
Nangong Le smiled and said, “Alas. Brothers Yi Ping, Gongsun Jing, Qiu Wufeng…”
He stopped smiling and said piercingly, “If my Brother Yi is still alive, you won’t be able to be so insolent! As for my other brothers, they have long retired from the martial fraternity so there is no need to involve them!”
He pointed to the onlookers on top of the tavern and said aloud, “Where are the righteous ones of the martial fraternity? Where are the courageous fighters? Are you willing to submit to this tyrant and not to do a thing and allow him to step on you like a worthless thing? Step up if you are still a man!”
All the hundreds of onlookers from tens of clans began to lower their eyes and did not dare to say a word!
Sikong Zuo smiled, “They are under my absolute control. If I want them to smile then they will smile. If I want them to cry, they will cry. It is pointless to incite the others. Might is right. It has always been the case in the martial fraternity. Only the stubborn and the foolish refuse to submit. Today, I will kill you and destroy your clan. Because you are man of repute so I am going to let you die in my hands.”
Nangong Le smiled wryly as he bowed, “My pleasure, my pleasure! I know that the Fraternity Alliance Clan has been yearning after the riches of the Nangong Clan for ages. If you want to dominate the fraternity then you have to have money. So naturally no matter what I am going to say today, I won’t be allowed to leave alive!”
Even though he had appeared to be fearless, he was actually secretly fearful and his legs had already turned to jelly!
It was only because he had been practicing the Exuberant Divine Skill. Even in the direst of situations, his face would always be smiling!
Sikong Zuo smiled, “I am glad that you have known. So are you thinking of fighting me with your fan or your fist? Where is your weapon?”
Nangong Le smiled forcefully as he said righteously, “Against an evil doer such as you even a fan will be able to beat you off.”
But secretly he thought, “Oh crap. I am out of practice with my sword…alas to think that I, Nangong Le, who has always been roaming the fraternity so carefree, is now going to meet my demise in such a dirty place…”
Sikong Zuo stood up as he shouted, “Rubbish!”
Immediately the whole tavern was reverberating with the power of his martial shout!