Chapter 387: Invincible Great General Li Siye!
After a journey of thirty li through the verdant mountain range, they soon arrived in the perimeter of Kunwu Training Camp.
As Huang Qian-er was not a recruit of the camp, she was not allowed to enter it. Thus, Wang Chong intended to bring her to the Deflecting Blade Manor.
To the east of the training camp, a majestic manor was erected at the top of the neighboring mountain peak. Even from a distance away, the sight of it was still equally striking.
That was Wang Chong's Deflecting Blade Manor.
But for some reason, there was something different about it this time.
"What's going on? Why is it so noisy?" Huang Qian-er frowned. She glanced at the mountain peak before turning to look at Wang Chong questioningly, uncomprehending of what was going on.
Wang Chong had told her that this was his territory, but it seemed like there was a pandemonium ahead.
On the other hand, Wang Chong gazed at the peak ahead silently. He was even more perplexed than Huang Qian-er was.
Not only was the Deflecting Blade Manor his private property, the entire mountain was! Without his permission, there should be no one who could be allowed to enter the area easily.
This was even so after the Deflecting Blade Manor had gained significant prestige among those of Longwei, Shenwei, and Kunwu Training Camp.
On top of that, he had left the Deflecting Blade Manor in the hands of Wei Anfang with a few others to assist him. It had been managed well all along, rarely requiring his worry, so why would there be such chaos there?
What's going on?, Wang Chong thought as he urged his steed ahead for the top of the mountain.
The closer he got to the peak, the louder the ruckus became. Amidst the cacophony, there was a coarse voice that was particularly resounding, reminiscent of the rumbling of thunder.
On the other end of the bicker was a cold and proud voice. Its tone exuded an aura of superiority and dominance, as if everyone before her was mere ants.
However, it seemed to be completely ineffective before the face of the coarse thunder-like voice.
"Princess Ni Huang?" Wang Chong frowned as he recognized the second voice to be that of his nemesis.
As for the coarse voice, Wang Chong had no recollection of it whatsoever, and he was certain that there wasn't a person with such a voice in the Deflecting Blade Manor.
"What is going on?" The more Wang Chong thought about it, the more puzzled he became.
It was clear that the owner of the coarse voice was here to cause trouble, but surprisingly, Princess Ni Huang seemed to be speaking in defense of the Deflecting Blade Manor. This had left Wang Chong deeply astounded.
Galloping ahead, Wang Chong finally reached the entrance of the Deflecting Blade Manor. With everyone's attention captured by the quarreling duo, no one with the exception of one noticed the newly-arrived Wang Chong and Huang Qian-er.
"Gongzi?" Nie Yan's eyes lit up with delight.
From his angle, he had a clear sight of the downward slope beneath the manor. Noticing a presence in his peripheral vision, he shot a casual glimpse over, and to his surprise, it turned out to be Wang Chong.
As if having found a savior, Nie Yan immediately rushed toward Wang Chong.
"Gongzi, you're finally here! I'll call Gao Feng, Wei Anfang, and the others over!" Nie Yan said in agitation.
"There's no hurry for that!" Wang Chong waved his hands to stop Nie Yan from leaving.
"Tell me what's going on first. What is with the ruckus in the Deflecting Blade Manor?"
To be honest, he was disappointed to see the Deflecting Blade Manor in such a mess when he had only been absent for less than a month.
"This..." Nie Yan scratched his head in distress and said, "This... In truth, we aren't too sure what is going on either. Two days ago, a fellow possessing an unbelievably powerful body suddenly appeared at the Deflecting Blade Manor. As soon as he arrived, he demanded to meet you, and his mouth was filled with foul words for you. Some of our brothers couldn't stand it, so they made a move on him. However, none of them was a match for him. Even when we challenged him together later one, we still weren't able to defeat him.
"We told him that you had gone on a mission, and told him to return later on. However, he refused to leave and even threatened to tear down our Deflecting Blade Manor. He got worse and worse with each passing day, and even the Chess Hall had to postpone the examinations. Today, he even went to the extent of blocking our main entrance, preventing anyone who entering or leaving.
"I've reported this matter to Brother Zhao, and after taking a look, he told us that this man is far too strong, and none of us would be a match for him, so we should avoid provoking him for the time being. Thus, we decided to wait until your return. So how, do you recognize him?" Nie Yan looked at Wang Chong and asked.
He thought that this matter would be resolved with Wang Chong's return, but why does it seem like Wang Chong didn't recognize that man either?!
At this point, everyone's eyes were on Wang Chong, curious to see what he would do. This was the same for Huang Qian-er as well.
Even though the affairs of the Wang Clan had nothing to do with her, she couldn't help but shake her head in disappointment at this. An enemy had already charged right to their doorstep, and they didn't even know his background?
At this moment, Wang Chong had fallen into deep thoughts. His first reaction was to consider whether this was a doing by the Yao Clan and King Qi or not, but he soon rejected that hypothesis.
It hadn't been long since the ambush, so it was likely that the Yao Clan and King Qi would rein themselves in for the time being. If they were wise, they would avoid provoking the Wang Clan for the time being. As such, they wouldn't resort to such an unrefined ploy.
But if the culprit wasn't the Yao Clan and King Qi, who else could it be?
"Let's go and take a look!" Wang Chong finally said after a moment later.
Galloping ahead on his steed, he headed toward to center of the conflict.
"You bastard, I'm telling you to get out of the way! I am a princess of Great Tang, what you are doing here is a heinous crime!"
"Hah, are you trying to scare me? So what if you're a princess! Tell me, which statute in Great Tang states that blocking a door is a heinous crime? Why don't you point it out and enlighten us on it?"
"Audacious, how dare you disrespect a member of the royal family! Just wait and see, I'll have you exiled to the borders!"
"Go ahead and do so then, I'd love to have that happen. Do you think that I came here willingly? ..."
From the back of his steed, Wang Chong was able to see past the crowd from his higher point of view. At the entrance of the Deflecting Blade Manor, he saw a man powerfully-built like a bear blocking the entrance.
His hands were outstretched in a shape, blocking half of the gateway.
Huge!, Wang Chong exclaimed within.
He had never seen such a man with such a huge physique before. Iron-like muscles were bulging from his body, creating a formidable presence.
Before him, everyone seemed no different from a child standing in front of an adult.
It wasn't like he had never seen individuals with massive physique before. Iron Cloak Li could be considered as one of them, but even he was a head shorter than this man.
2.1... no, he's at least 2.2 meters!, Wang Chong was astonished.
Even if one were to search throughout Great Tang, it would be difficult to find a person with a height of 2 meters, needless to say 2.2 meters!
His enormous physique complemented by powerful disposition, giving others the impression of indomitability.
As for the one he was bickering with...
Wang Chong glanced at Princess Ni Huang and the old nanny beside her, who seemed to have sustained some fresh injuries. From the looks of it, it didn't seem like she was intentionally helping him.
After the incident regarding "Li Yichao's defeat", Princess Ni Huang became determined to uncover and obtain Wang Chong's non-existent "secret intelligence network. In order to do so, she decided to stick with him to bother him.
However, in the past month, Wang Chong had been assigned on a mission, and as a noble princess of the royal family, how could she be willing to follow him to the wilderness and dirty herself?
Thus, she decided to simply continue frequenting the Deflecting Blade Manor and cause a bit of trouble here and there, in hopes of exerting pressure on Wang Chong and forcing him to submit. It was fortunate that her ties with Marchioness Yi had kept her in check, preventing her from doing anything overboard.
She had arrived at the Deflecting Blade Manor this morning, as per her usual routine, only to find a giant blocking her way. Given such, it was no wonder that she would fly into a rage.
Wei Anfang, who had been trying to mediate the situation, suddenly noticed Wang Chong, whose presence was rather conspicuous given that he was seated atop a steed, putting him a head higher than the others, and his eyes immediately lit up in agitation.
Wei Anfang's "gongzi" caught everyone's attention, and as if a rock had been thrown into a calm lake, countless agitated eyes immediately turned in the direction of Wei Anfang's gaze.
"This is great! Everyone, look! Gongzi is finally back!"
The furious faces from a moment ago lit up in delight upon seeing Wang Chong.
Even the duo in conflict, Princess Ni Huang and the massive man, turned their heads over as well.
In an instant, Wang Chong became the center of attention.
He was indubitably the spiritual leader of the Deflecting Blade Manor, the man whom everyone fell back on whenever a major crisis occurs. After several days of frustration under the doings of this bulky man, they were delighted to see him once more.
"Lad, you're finally here!" Princess Ni Huang harrumphed coldly before walking aside without any hesitation.
Since Wang Chong had arrived, she would leave it up to him to deal with that man. After all, she had no intention of serving as his shield.
"I've kept you waiting." Wang Chong said with a bitter smile.
He knew that there was no point delaying the matter, so he leaped off the back of his steed and stepped forward.
"Hahaha, brat! You are finally here!"
A thunderous voice roared, and the massive figure standing in front of the Deflecting Blade Manor stepped away from the entrance, headed for Wang Chong.
Wherever that brawny man walked toward, the crowd would hurriedly retreat as if avoiding a plague. Over the past three days, the crowd here had gained a deep understanding of the capabilities of the bulky man before them.
Even if they were to coordinate with one another, they still weren't a match for them. Given so, how could they possibly dare to stand in his path?
In an instant, a pathway leading straight to Wang Chong had been opened up.
"You are Wang Chong, right? I don't care who you are, but you better deploy me back to the northwest or else you won't hear the end of me! I, Li Siye, will not be a servant for scions like you!"
That brawny man's rough voice was overflowing with rage. Standing before Wang Chong, his arm, which was even larger than Wang Chong's thigh, darted forth with a speed as swift as lightning as his hand reached for the latter's head.