Chapter 54: A Spring Wind Came At Night

The seats of the Tradition Academy were located at a corner that no one cared about and was deserted just like the first night of the Ivy Festival. Chen Chang Sheng kept thinking about the proposal that will come from the Southern ambassadors. He didn’t care about the mood of the festival and Luo Luo wasn’t even concerned about these insignificant events. She was paying attention to Chen Chang Sheng’s feeling and was guessing about what he had in his mind. Occasionally, she would pick a fruit and feed him, but she would not give a glance to the tea on the desk. The tea from the royal palace was obviously elite in commoners’ eyes, but in her eyes it was extremely poor quality. How could she let her master drink it?

A mid aged court maid appeared behind the seats of the Tradition Academy. Her face was expressionless and extraordinarily cold and arrogant and she seemed to have the status of imperial concubine. But when she got close to Luo Luo, the coldness on the maid’s face entirely turned into respect and enthusiasm. Her voice was also well controlled such that only Luo Luo and Cheng Chang Sheng could hear it.

An invite from the Ping Huo Princess? Chen Chang Sheng felt a little surprised and gave a look to Luo Luo to ask her what’s happening.

Luo Luo looked deep into the palace and saw Official Jin and Official Li in the shadow. She roughly figured out what happened, felt a bit sorry, and spoke to Chen Chang Sheng. “Master, I haven’t visited the palace for a long time, maybe I have to go there for a while.”

Chen Chang Sheng already gradually got used to the surprise Luo Luo brought him. He even felt somewhat numb and said, “Since you know him, then you should go.”

Luo Luo looked at the people who frequently glanced at the seats of the Tradition Academy “Don’t worry master, I will come back soon.”

Chen Chang Sheng knew what she was worrying about but did not feel embarrassed and laughed “You must come back.”

After a while, another servant from the palace came, but this time Chen Chang Sheng himself was invited. He looked at the body that was as tall and big as mountain outside the side door of hall in the darkness and remained silent for a while. He made sure that people inside the hall did not notice him before he stood up and walked towards the man.

Even though the side door of the hall was slowly closed, the soft light of the Nightly Pearl still penetrated through the window falling on Xu Shi Ji’s body. It’s shape was sketched out more clearly. When Chen Chang Sheng saw his back, he felt a little heartquake but he didn’t have much of a reaction.

“You did not participate the second night of the Ivy Festival. I thought you wouldn’t show up tonight either.”

Xu Shi Ji turned around and looked at him coldly, “Why do you come?”

Chen Chang Sheng did not even understand himself. Why did he want to come to at the last night of the Ivy Festival? Later on when the Southern ambassadors representing Qiu Shan Jun officially propose to Xu You Rong, what should he do? He knew why Xu Shi Ji wanted to see him privately before the proposal outside the hall.

That reason made him a bit angry. He looked at Xu Shi Ji’s eyes and said “Uncle, I am a student of the Tradition Academy and I have the right to come to the Ivy Festival.”

This answer obviously couldn’t make Xu Shi Ji happy. What made him even more unhappy was, Chen Chang Sheng called him uncle. Such title was for treating a close elder, but it was obviously intentional. Within it hid a deeper meaning when the youngster said it.

He looked at Chen Chang Sheng and said, “It seems like you are not prepared to continue keeping your promise.”

Chen Chang Sheng replied, “I never expect everyone to keep his/her promise, but I will definitely keep it myself.”

Since he arrived at the capital, Dong Yu General’s mansion caused many troubles for him. They caused trouble for him until some high status people stood out and helped him, but for what reason they did it he did not know. They allowed him to study in the Tradition Academy in exchange for a type of promise, but he never promised them anything. (aka he understood what they wanted but he never promised them anything)

If they really have to talk about promise, then the engagement that was signed many years ago was the real promise.

Dong Yu General’s Mansion did not want to keep the promise, then how could they criticize him for not keeping their promise?

Xu Shi Ji looked at him calmly “What do you think you, a little kid, can change?”

Chen Chang Sheng did not reply, turned around, and prepared to walk back into the hall.

Xu Shi Ji laughed and said, “What an immature child.”

Chen Chang Sheng paused because he suddenly felt his body becoming somewhat rigid.

Just a simple sentence from Xu Shi Ji, made his heart suddenly tightened up. The speed his blood moved inside the vessels became extremely terrifying.

A violent but bloody qi controlled his body and heart.

Chen Chang Sheng’s face turned into a red unhealthy color and he felt very uneasy. Until now, he was certain that elites at Xu Shi Ji’s level could kill a commoner like him easily if they really wanted to.

He stood by the side door of the hall and looked at the light inside the hall.

Although night arrived, the hall inside was still as bright as daytime.

No one dared to kill people in front the public in the royal palace, especially at such an important night. Even Xu Shi Ji did not dared. But because tonight was too important, Xu Shi Ji definitely would not watch him sit in the hall. Chen Chang Sheng can stand up at any time and destroy the marriage that the entire human world was anticipating.

Xu Shi Ji could heavily wound him, or even make him faint. Although this would bring him many trouble, it would cleanse all the variables beforehand.

Chen Chang Sheng clearly understood what Xu Shi Ji’s plan. If he was Xu Shi Ji, he would probably choose to take the risk too, but he did not regret meeting Xu Shi Ji outside. Because just like in the Xu’s Mansion and outside the Priest’s Academy, he was not ashamed so he was not afraid.

His right hand held the button that Luo Luo sewed inside his sleeve.

Let all of this be reveal in the light brought by the Nightly Pearl.

At this moment, in the darkness of the palace a voice suddenly came up.

The voice was very soft, giving people a friendly and clean feeling.

Like a spring wind blowing into one’s face.

“General Xu, what are you doing here?”

A handsome young man walked out of the darkness, wearing yellow shirt, smiling kindly.

Anyone could see that there was conflict between Xu Shi Ji and Chen Chang Sheng, but this young man still asked calmly and asked in such a natural way as if he really just wanted to say hi to Xu Shi Ji and begin a friendly conversation.

A spring wind at night.

The bloody and violent qi suddenly disappeared.

Chen Chang Sheng escaped from the danger and his face gradually recovered.

Xu Shi Ji looked at the young man and saluted, “Good to see you, Prince Chen Liu. I am just chatting with an old friend.”

Chen Chang Sheng felt a little surprised, thinking that this was the legendary Prince Chen Liu.

Prince Chen Liu looked at him, appeared very shocked, and said, “So you are the one?”

Xu Shi Ji frowned  “Does prince know him?”

Prince Chen Liu smiled “The first student of the Tradition Academy in the recent years. It’s hard for me to not know him.”

Since the Divine Queen came to power, the Chen’s royal family was forced out of the capital and moved to various distant cities. Only Prince Chen Liu was still in the capital and grew up in the palace.

Prince Chen Liu was the only bloodline of the old royal family in the capital. He represented many meanings.

In the few days ago, the Tradition Academy reappeared in people’s eyes, in many’s eyes, that also represented many meanings.

Coincidentally, the meanings that two represented were all the same.

 

Editor Binggo- I thought from the title that something love related happen from spring wind…. so much sadness that i was wrong..

 

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55 thoughts on “Chapter 54: A Spring Wind Came At Night

    Belkar said:
    August 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you!

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    Wytchlord said:
    August 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    yuigahama said:
    August 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    This chapter was fucken retarded it’s like a filler in an anime that’s useless

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      yuigahama said:
      August 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      I thought something interesting would happen…

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        yuigahama said:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

        I cri

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        binggodude responded:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

        Too much set up not enough starting story… i think chapters up till 80? are all set up for the whole story and stuffs…

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        binggodude responded:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

        try google translating some and see up till when will the interesting parts start if your like desperate. This novel is good but A VERY slow start. Even slower than Jiang Ye….

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        binggodude responded:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

        Hey i completely agree with you but what can i do? It is ok buddy i cry with you. Hopefully chapter 55 is better

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        yuigahama said:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

        Sponsor all the way to chapter 80 plz
        Can’t wait for things to happen…

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        yuigahama said:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:26 pm

        When dose he stop staying at the purification stage so I know when to come

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        binggodude responded:
        August 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm

        i heard from fans it is about 100?

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        xandarth said:
        August 4, 2015 at 1:02 am

        Since the editor is spoiling – he purifies is about 50 chapters and has his first magic kung-fu fights in about 100.

        This doesn’t matter as he doesn’t need magic kungfu to be a champ. If it really bothers you, why don’t you wait for it to come out in Manhwa form? I’m sure they’ll manage the first 150 chapters in about 5 chapters of cartoon and insert poo and fart jokes to keep you entertained.

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        Loli Dregenz said:
        August 4, 2015 at 2:40 am

        Can’t wait to meet Chen Cheng Shang soon..

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      xandarth said:
      August 4, 2015 at 12:58 am

      Seriously – go read MGA or some other Rambo xianxia clone and come back in 100 chapters. It’s getting tiring watching you all cry all the time.

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        xandersilver said:
        September 30, 2016 at 2:12 pm

        This is supposed to be an Xianxia, right? Not a slice of life. So their plenty of reasons to be upset that nothing happened in the first 54 chapters.

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      Faust Voncleave said:
      August 4, 2015 at 1:42 am

      ? It’s the proposal arc, I honestly don’t know what you guys expected this chapter to be about. This chapter progressed the arc and it matched perfectly with the current setting and mood. It was pretty predictable with all the hints layed out.

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    kirindas said:
    August 3, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    YunChe123 said:
    August 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    This is slower than Jiang Ye!?!?! Please say youre joking! 😥

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      binggodude responded:
      August 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      well the pay chapters for ze tian ji is at like 80 ish? If not slower it is as slow? We are talking about Mao Ni here…

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        fireballun said:
        August 3, 2015 at 11:15 pm

        Oh, man if this were a full book being translated then I could understand it. Even authors like Stephen King write stories which begin to contain some action (or to be really interesting) after half the book (with book having 1000+ pages). Unfortunately this story was also originally released chapter by chapter. This Mao Ni has great faith in perseverence of his readers.

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        xandarth said:
        August 4, 2015 at 1:10 am

        What pay chapters? I’ve read your raw links to chapter 200 and not had to pay a cent….

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        binggodude responded:
        August 4, 2015 at 1:19 am

        The LEGAL site is a pay chapter. The non legal or a bit more shaddy sites are free LOL. Legal as in the author puts his chapters on that site..

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    FirstDragon said:
    August 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    To reduce reader stress, I would advise avid followers to consider this work as a novel rather than as a traditional xianxia web serial. It focuses more on lyrical descriptions, characters, and setting (like traditional western literature) and less on blood-violence and action. By resetting your expectations, you’ll find more happiness.

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      binggodude responded:
      August 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      ^ YES I APPROVE OF THIS COMMENT HUEHUEHUE A LIKE FROM ME TO YOU !!!! this guy knows the stuff

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      xandarth said:
      August 4, 2015 at 1:16 am

      I think most these readers wear rose-coloured glasses even in relation to other well known Xianxia, wuxia or web-novels.

      Coiling Dragon doesn’t even have a plot beyond training montage till chapter 120 when Linly’s dad dies. ST had a similarly long intro sequence. Oh sorry – it has his first failed romance… which is just there to spur further training montage.
      Xian Ni’s storyline doesn’t really start till chapter 120 when the MC has everything taken away from him and he has to break the rules of heaven to restart his cultivation. Everything before that point is just world-building and establishing the characters background.

      I could go on, but this length of intro is very common in these stories. Some are quick like MGA but those stories typically become more and more boring as time goes on as there is no room to escalate the tension.

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        Carl said:
        September 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

        I would only say that in the case of those novels you get character development before the main plot starts to pick up. And even when it does pick up things the mc learned still have an impact on the story.

        This novel though spends multiple chapters on seemingly fillerp characters like the little devil/nannys.

        Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think a story needs to follow the IET story pattern to be good. I just wish we were updated on his training/body half as much as these random characters.

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      xandersilver said:
      September 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      A western novel would never be allowed to be this slow paced, and neither would it ever be allowed to have so much useless filler.

      50 chapters in and basically nothing happened. If this was a real Western Novel the guy would already of started training, and the story would of been on a roll. The events that happened so far would of happened in the first six chapters, and it would of been told in such a way to be a lot more fleshed out and interesting. The characters would of had more of a personality, and wouldn’t feel so flat. The climax though would probably be at the party this story tells now, and then after some events the first book would come to an end. This would be about a 10-12 chapters book.

      This novel is crap, and it is crap because it try to be good. Xianxia are like the action films of webnovels. For the most part it should focus on action, and if the author want to do more then they should intertwine it with the action.

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    ArkAngel said:
    August 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Thx for the chapter.

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    samiul404 said:
    August 3, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I finally realizes how annoyingly slow this novel is…the author is a master at beating around the bush….hate it….
    still…I’ll wait

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    thejum said:
    August 3, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    So cool.

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    Chronos5884 said:
    August 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    Anonymous said:
    August 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    “Haste makes waste.” Also just enjoy the flow of the background story building along with the cliffhangers. Backgrounds are the worst for overall artists to draw,so apply that to story telling also.

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    ゆうきゃ( ´ (@tzxk4310) said:
    August 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks a lot, the story building is serious business, slow but worth the ride

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    Anonymous said:
    August 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    As long as Luo Luo exists, I’m fine with the story.

    All hail Luo Luo!

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    Degs said:
    August 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Ahhhhh, it’s not like I want him to end up with the phoenix, but that general dude needs to be taught a lesson >.>

    Thank you for your hard work ^^

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    Azareal said:
    August 3, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I doubt that she would accept the marriage proposal anyway, since she’s all about training being the #1 thing. Didn’t she say so earlier in the series? All of this drama for nothing.

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    12kucingputih said:
    August 4, 2015 at 12:46 am

    thank you so much love this update and love for luo luo

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    superkumaa said:
    August 4, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Thanks for the chapter!

    How dare that old fart threatened Chang Seng, I wish he will get what he deserved later

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    LALALALA said:
    August 4, 2015 at 3:37 am

    In the future if the editor spoiling is true (phoenix x MC). then LuoLuo will became terrifing yandere….. those two will ended miserably 😀

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      binggodude responded:
      August 4, 2015 at 4:13 am

      you never know… the story isn’t even finsihed. Maybe Xu You Rong will get NTRed… LOL i just hope it happens as of right now though. The moment she gets NTRed by Luo Luo => instant celebration

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      binggodude responded:
      August 4, 2015 at 4:14 am

      but i really doubt that chinese people like the concept of NTRed… bc i mean its chinese LN.. no NTR movements ever… OH WAIT Coiling Dragon did with that girl from the very beginning but ehhhh

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        bakaleaf said:
        August 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

        lol you just have to remind some reader about that
        panlong ntr chapter was one of the most annoying one
        everyone was like cursing and cursing the girl lol

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        binggodude responded:
        August 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

        lol yea… i was like wow dude… how you gonna be like that shitting warrior friend…

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        bakaleaf said:
        August 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

        well linley is at fault he should at least investigate the girls background
        so he would be aware that the girl he was dating was a b*tch!

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        binggodude responded:
        August 4, 2015 at 9:18 pm

        lol ehhh not a b*tch. She was just insecure and the other guy just happen to be always watching her and supported her when she needed the support the most… It isn’t really like “her” fault. And besides it was a long distance relationship where when one side needed support, you can’t really notice it easily i guess and Linley just wasn’t there…

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        bakaleaf said:
        August 4, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        well she could have broke up with him but what she did was left him hanging
        until the end if linley hasn’t discover it himself the girl won’t confess she is two timing

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    Lu Dongbin said:
    August 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

    I like the pace in which this novel develops … it has a rational plot and character building .. there is a unique style to it which stands it apart from the other mad-paced leveling up sequences of other xiangxias. Thks binggodude.

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    Crombat Monta said:
    August 4, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I wish he would just hand the scroll back and be done with it.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    mugiwara19kc said:
    August 4, 2015 at 9:55 am

    wtf is going on?? come on this story’s got to be the most slow paced story ive ever read.

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    ambi said:
    August 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks for the chapter S.K. and Binggo & Corp.!

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    Avarrencus said:
    August 5, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for the chapter~

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    Question said:
    August 13, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    isnt mc family is ‘chen’ too? and then, is he a prince?

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    shrykos said:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the chapter.

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