Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-149
Translator: StarveCleric Editor: GaiaNove
“Breath Forging Bead?”
“Three of it?”
Hearing those words, Zhao Ya and the others’ breaths started to hasten.
Breath Forging Bead was something unique to the Hongtian Academy. It was
something that couldn’t be bought even at the Apothecary Guild. It
increased the pace at which fighters absorb spiritual energy, allowing
them to improve quickly.
“Zhang laoshi had done so much for us without expecting any returns. As
his students, it’s time for us to repay the favor!” Zheng Yang’s gaze was
Since young, he had been training diligently alone, trying to fumble his
way through his cultivation. He thought that even in school, his teacher
would only clarify his doubts and solve some problems… However, the
warmth that Zhang laoshi had given him was much more than that.
He created a cultivation technique just for him and pointed out his
flaws. Just so for their sake, he even took the risk to partake in a Pill
As he thought about everything that had occurred, he couldn’t help but
feel moved. Motivation welled up in him.
“Zhang laoshi may care not for these resources, but… every teacher is
allocated some of them. If he becomes the only teacher who doesn’t get
any, his prestige and reputation will be sullied. As his students, we
have to fight for his sake, no matter what it takes!” Zhao Ya gritted her
Zhang laoshi casually gave her the Frigid Sun Mother Grass which was
worth a hundred thousand gold coins. Even though the Breath Forging Bead
wasn’t bad as well, it was unlikely that he would care much for it.
However… This is no longer a problem over the resource allocation, but
Of so many teachers in the academy, he was the only one who wasn’t given
the resources. If word were to spread out, people would look down on him.
Since he isn’t at the academy, then… Teacher, we will protect your
dignity in your stead!
We shall guard your prestige!
Determination filled Zhao Ya, Zheng Yang and Liu Yang’s eyes. Not a hint
of hesitation could be seen.
“Fine, we’ll challenge the Student Dueling Platform!”
Nodding their heads in agreement, Zheng Yang retrieved the spear at his
back and started fitting it together. Then, with a flick of his wrist,
the air moaned under the pressure of the spear.
“This is what you have chosen for yourself, don’t regret it!”
Zhou Tian sneered coldly. He raised his hand and beckoned, “Everyone come
out, someone is challenging you. It’s time to teach them a lesson. As
long as you defeat them, I will give every one of you some Breath Forging
Accompanied by a roar, a group of people came out. They were all freshmen
and there were around forty to fifty of them.
“I have a total of 47 students. No matter how many of you go at them, as
long as you can defeat all 47, I will consider it your victory!” The
corners of Zhou Tian’s lips crept upward.
Zhao Ya and the others’ mouths twitched.
They didn’t think that a new teacher who just joined this year would be
able to recruit so many students.
“Let’s fight. We mustn’t embarrass ourselves and Zhang laoshi!”
There were rules for the Student Dueling Platform. One could choose to
fight their opponents one by one or to take on all of them at once. As
long as they were able to defeat all of the students under the teacher,
it would be their victory.
Since they had already made up their minds, there was nothing for them to
With a leap, Zheng Yang first stepped into the ring.
Hu! One of Zhou Tian’s students leaped up as well.
The duel began immediately.
On their way over to the Student Bureau, Yuan Tao explained the situation
to Zhang Xuan. Hearing so, Zhang Xuan frowned.
He had never offended this teacher, be it his previous self or after he
reincarnated over. Why is he picking on him?
Even though the academy appeared to be calm on the outside, it was filled
with internal strife. Many rivalries and schemes went on in the shadows.
However, he didn’t recall any conflict with that teacher from the Student
Bureau. Teachers of the Student Bureau rarely did such things as it would
incur the ire of the other teachers.
Furthermore, Zhang Xuan had just toppled the head of the Education
Bureau. Even though the students were unaware of it, as a teacher, he
should have heard the news. To pit himself against him despite knowing
it, was he asking for a beating?
“I’ve heard some rumors that… he was once Elder Shang Chen’s disciple.
The reason why he was able to remain at the school as a teacher was
because of the elder’s arrangements…” Yuan Tao said.
“So that’s the case!”
If so, the situation made sense.
He had caused Elder Shang Chen to be stripped of his position as the head
of the Education Bureau, and even now, he was at risk of being punished
by the Teacher Guild. As his student, he had to stand up for his own
“However, my face… isn’t that easy to be slapped!”
Knowing the reason, Zhang Xuan shook his head.
It’s not impossible to slap my face, but… your hand has to be strong
enough so as to not hurt yourself!
Peng! Peng! Peng!
After a few fists landed on his back consecutively, Zheng Yang felt a
tinge of sweetness in his mouth and he seemed to be unable to bend the
hand which wielded the spear anymore.
In the past few days, his cultivation had improved tremendously. Zhou
Tian laoshi’s students were not a match for him, but they were too
That was already the fifth opponent, and he was on the verge of
If it were an ordinary dueling match, Zheng Yang wouldn’t have been so
tired. However, the other party seemed to have planned it out beforehand
and was hopping around the battlefield intentionally, refusing to face
him head on, with the goal of draining his stamina.
“Persevere! You have to persevere on!”
Zheng Yang bit the bullet. With the last sliver of energy he had
remaining, his spear shook and he defeated his fifth opponent.
“Haha, can’t withstand it anymore?”
With a loud chuckle, the sixth student leaped onto the stage and kicked
Zheng Yang’s chest. The latter staggered seven to eight steps backward.
If not for his dogged tenacity, he would have fallen off the ring.
“If you can’t take it, stop putting on a show here. To dare to
challenge Zhou laoshi’s prestige, scram!”
The sixth student sneered and sent his stave straight at him.
Given the speed of the stave, if Zheng Yang were to be hit, he would
definitely be injured severely.
“I have to block it…”
With a ferocious expression on his face, Zheng Yang tried to raise his
spear for a block. However, he realized that he was one move too slow, he
wouldn’t be able to make it in time.
Knowing that the stave would surely hit him, Zheng Yang closed his eyes
and braced for the impact.
He thought that he would fall off the Student Dueling Platform
immediately spurting fresh blood, but for a long time, nothing happened.
He opened his eyes hurriedly and saw a figure before him. That person
wasn’t of a tall stature, but his back view looked extremely reliable.
The stave that the sixth opponent brandished was grasped between the
person’s fingers. No matter how much strength the former exerted, he was
unable to shake his weapon out of the latter’s hand.
With a single glance, he recognized the person.
That figure before him is his teacher, Zhang Xuan laoshi.
He… isn’t he out? Why is he here…
The one who stopped the stave was indeed Zhang Xuan. Arriving with Yuan
Tao, upon witnessing the situation, he immediately dashed forward and
jumped onto the ring.
It was just ten days before the battle with Lu Xun laoshi. If these
students of his were to get injured at such a time, Zhang Xuan would have
to surrender for the Teacher Evaluation duel.
As Shang Chen was overthrown by Zhang Xuan, Zhou Tian harbored resentment
for him. Knowing that he wasn’t a match for Zhang Xuan, he intentionally
provoked his students, Zheng Yang and the others, for this purpose.
As long as Zheng Yang and the rest were injured, he calculated that they
would not stand a chance in the Teacher Evaluation.
Seeing that it was too late to stop the duel through any other means,
Zhang Xuan leaped onto the stage himself.
“Zhang Xuan, what do you mean by this? Your students are competing in the
Student Dueling Platform. Why? Do you intend to make a move on my
students despite being a teacher?”
Seeing him rush over, Zhou Tian wasn’t too surprised. A menacing gleam
flashed through his eyes.
“Make a move on your students? You sure are thinking too much!”
With a flick of his finger, the other party’s stave broke into many
pieces. Patting his hands, he glanced over.
“Then what do your actions mean? Do you wish to take back your words?
However, it seems like it is too late. Your students have already agreed
to challenge the Student Dueling Platform, and they have already injured
five of my students. No matter what, the challenge must go on! This
matter isn’t up to you! Unless…”
At this point, Zhou Tian’s lips curled up into a cold smile, “Unless…
you concede defeat and admit that your students are inferior to mine!”
“We mustn’t admit defeat!”
“Even if we have to give it our all, we will definitely win…”
Hearing the plain mockery in the other party’s voice, Zheng Yang and
the others clenched their fists and their faces flushed red.
If they were to really admit defeat like that, they wouldn’t be able to
uphold their pride in the academy in future.
“Admit that my students are inferior to yours?” Zhang Xuan shook his
head. “You must still be dreaming!”
“Hmph! Since that’s the case, let’s continue. I request that you get down
from the ring!” Zhou Tian flung his robe. “For a teacher like you to
interfere in a battle among students, aren’t you bullying the weak?”
“Don’t be in such a hurry!’ Zhang Xuan smiled. “I am not admitting
defeat, but I didn’t say that I will allow our students to continue
“You wish to stop the duel? The Student Dueling Platform has already
begun, and you don’t have the right to stop it. It is too late to
regret.” Zhou Tian harrumphed.
“My students’ decision is my decision. Since they decided to challenge
the Student Dueling Platform, there’s nothing for me to regret!” Zhang
Xuan looked over. “However… I think that a mere Student Dueling
Platform is too uninteresting. Why don’t we conduct a 【Teacher Dueling
Platform】? Just that… do you dare to accept the challenge?”
“What? Challenge the Teacher Dueling Platform? Is that fellow insane?”
“Is there something wrong with his head?”
“Teacher Dueling Platform means that the students challenge the teacher.
It is already difficult for those students of his to achieve victory in
the Student Dueling Platform, yet he wants to challenge the Teacher
Dueling Platform? Isn’t he daydreaming?”
Upon hearing Zhang Xuan’s words, the teachers and students present in the
Student Bureau were dumbfounded.
When a student is dissatisfied with a teacher, he can challenge all of
the students under him via a Student Dueling Platform to force him to
admit his mistakes. On the other hand, Teacher Dueling Platform meant
that a student would be challenging the teacher directly. If he were to
lose, admitting defeat would be one thing, but the dignity of the teacher
would be sullied.
Of course, given that the cultivation realms of the students are far
beneath that of teachers, it is impossible for students to win in a
normal duel. For the sake of fairness, the teacher has to lower his
cultivation realm down to that of the student in a Teacher Dueling
Even so, the fight could not be considered to be totally fair.
Being able to become teachers, their experience and grasp over the flow
of battle are obviously far superior to that of mere students. Even if
they were to duel at the same power realm, it was impossible for a
student to emerge victorious over a teacher.
Zhao Ya and the others all staggered and nearly fainted on the spot.
They thought that they had been audacious to challenge the Student
Dueling Platform. Yet, Zhang laoshi managed to top them and requested for
the Teacher Dueling Platform instead…
You… must be joking!
Even though this Zhou Tian laoshi wasn’t exceptionally powerful among the
teachers, barely reaching Fighter 4-dan Pigu realm primary stage, he was
still a true teacher of the academy. He wasn’t someone a bunch of Juxi
realms could defeat.
“Teacher Dueling Platform? You want your students to challenge me?” Zhou
Tian looked as though he had heard the most hilarious joke in the world.
“Why? Don’t dare to?” Zhang Xuan looked at him.
“Haha, you are truly courting death!” Zhou Tian burst into laughter.
“Fine, I’ll agree then. If you win, I will give you ten Breath Forging
Beads. However, if you were to lose… Hehe, I won’t demand any items,
you just have to kneel down before me!”