The Strongest System - chapter-774
Lin Fan did not stay too long at the Heaven Mountain City. Just that
single night of chatting with Wang Xiaoliu.
The next day…
Lin Fan raised Xiaoming up into the void, and then tossed him out into
somewhere far from the Heaven Mountain City.
“Uncle Lin! You must remember to watch over me!” Wang Xiaoming yelled out
Before Lin Fan left, he sniggered out.
Now that the troublemaker was set loose in the world, who knew how many
Destined Childs would enter S.E.E.D. mode under that arrogant and haughty
behavior of Wang Xiaoming?
This was something that Lin Fan was looking forward to.
However, in order to prevent Wang Xiaoming from going way overboard, Lin
Fan had specially instructed the Heaven’s Will to watch over him. If he
were to do something like forcing himself on chicks or something, he
would definitely be struck by lightning.
The Gods were always watching after people. And in this case, Lin Fan was
the God above Wang Xiaoming’s head.
And since Wang Xiaoming would call Lin Fan as his Uncle, Lin Fan
naturally couldn’t let him continue to veer off into the wrong path. It
was alright for one to be haughtier when they were young. After all, he
himself was pretty decent right now.
Not long after…Or perhaps for someone like Lin Fan, it would be more
accurate to say that it was in the blink of an eye…
A towering city entered Lin Fan’s eyes.
“To think that there would be such a humongous city built within the
Xuanhuang World. Seems like after the issue of the beasts were settled,
cities were no longer under the threat of the beast stampedes. As such,
they could progress steadily.”
Landing from the void, Lin Fan entered the city.
Countless hawkers were selling their stuff on the sides of the streets,
and countless of martial artists walking all around.
Sweeping the entire place with his single thought, Lin Fan could sense
that there were different types of martial artists here. Furthermore,
their cultivation states were pretty decent as well.
Evidently, now that they weren’t bothered by any external influences, the
progress here had been steady over the past few years.
In a restaurant…
At this moment, Lin Fan melded in like any other commoner and ordered
some food and drinks while listening in to the stories of everyone else.
It had been a long time since he had had such a relaxed moment.
Five years ago, things weren’t all that peaceful within the Xuanhuang
World, with beasts running rampant. A city might be all safe and secure
one day, but it was hard to say that they wouldn’t be toppled down by
beasts in the next moment.
“And today, the story I’m going to tell is one of the Fourteen Sand Dao
Kings.” At this moment, an elderly man was walking in briskly under the
support of a young maiden. He then came to a seat reserved for him
beforehand as he laid down the tools in his hands. Shrugging off the
tightness in his body, he declared in a high voice.
“Alright! A story about the Fourteen Sand Dao Kings is great!”
“Old Man Xu! Hurry up and tell us! If it’s good, we’ll reward you with
The Fourteen Sand Dao Kings?
The moment Lin Fan heard this, he nearly barfed out. Why in the hell did
this name sound so familiar?!
Thinking back at his fourteen Sand Bandits, Lin Fan was feeling a little
nostalgic. Those once evildoing fourteen Sand Bandits had only pursued
the Dao of Robbery wholeheartedly after being subdued by him.
Now that five years had passed, Lin Fan did not know how they were doing.
But now that even their titles had changed, it was evident that they must
have improved somehow.
“There are a total of fourteen people amongst the Fourteen Sand Dao
Kings. Each one of them possesses a godly cultivation state, and could be
considered as the first Dao Kings of the Xuanhuang World. Do note that
this Dao we’re referring to is not the same as ‘Bandit’. Even though they
are robbers by profession, they have principles and could be considered
as heroes.” Old Man Xu’s speech was like a flowing river that did not
stop and brought with it countless precious treasures within.
“Say, old man, how can that be right? If they’re bandits, how can they be
considered as heroes?” A young man from the opposite table asked
By the looks of it, that young man seemed like he had only just stepped
foot into the Pugilistic World.
“No rushes there, young man. Let me elaborate further.” Old Man Xu raised
that wrinkled hand of his and continued his story.
“If they were merely just bandits, then, of course, we couldn’t refer to
them as heroes. I, Old Man Xu, had once had the honor of making an
acquaintance with the Leader Sha of the Fourteen Sand Dao Kings. We
interacted for an entire night. After drinking some wine, Leader Sha
spoke of the truth. While mere bandits possessed the craft of robbery,
they were different. They pursued the Dao of Robbery.”
“Old Man Xu, continue bragging. Go on. Someone like you could interact
with the Leader Sha for an entire night? HA! HA!”
Someone scoffed out in disbelief.
Old Man Xu gave two dry coughs, evidently unbothered and continued, “The
Fourteen Sand Dao Kings conduct their business in a weird way. When a
robbery is mentioned, one would definitely talk about the killings. But
no, they do not ever kill when they conduct a robbery. They would only
collect a fixed amount. And not only that, they would escort their
targets to their desired locations as well. Don’t you guys agree that
that is weird?”
“That’s right. That IS weird indeed!”
As far as all these people at the restaurants were concerned, the one
thing they loved to do while relaxing everyday was to sit here and listen
Looking at how the atmosphere was just right, Old Man Xu continued,
“While what I’m going to say might seem hard to believe, but if you were
to think properly about it, don’t you guys think that these Fourteen Sand
Dao Kings are doing a good deed?”
“Right now, the world is peaceful, without any disturbances of beasts.
However, bandits roam the entire lands. The path of delivering goods is
often long and tedious for merchants, and they would most likely be
halted by bandits midway. Losing a bit of money is a small issue. But
losing their lives? That is something that can’t be regained.”
“As for these Fourteen Sand Dao Kings, while they rob, the amount is
fixed. While they’re bandits, they do not kill. And, they even escort
these merchants to their destination. Based on the observation of this
old man, there are even countless merchants in this city who do not
engage any guards. Instead, they choose to tread through the territory of
the Fourteen Sand Dao Kings on purpose.”
“And when the Fourteen Sand Dao Kings weren’t around, the merchants would
set up base at their territory and await their return. Now, you guys can
speak for yourselves. If bandits could have a name for themselves to such
an extent, could they not be considered as heroes?”
Old Man Xu continued.
The moment Lin Fan heard till this point, he nearly spat out his wine.
Sha Dulong and the others were way too good at doing this, weren’t they?
To think that they could even come up with a style of robbery as such!
It was a style such that others would be wholeheartedly willing to sit
right there and wait for them to come and rob! These were indeed some
capabilities they had gotten there!
Back in the past, Lin Fan was only talking cock to them about the Dao of
Robbery, and it was all just a complete scam. But looking at the
situation now, Sha Dulong and the others did seem like they were finding
THE Dao of Robbery!
Talents! They were talents indeed!
After drinking his wine, Lin Fan could not help but acknowledge. Seemed
like anyone trained up by him was destined to become a talent indeed!
“Hmph! Aren’t they just a bunch of bandits still? And yet you could make
them out to be heroes! After today, those Fourteen Sand Bandits shall
cease to exist!” At this moment, a bunch of disciples wearing the robes
of a sect walked in one after another.
“Attendant, serve wine!”
“Why would you guys say that?” Old Man Xu asked in bewilderment.
The disciple in charge of them held a haughty expression, “Today, Your
Daddy is in a good mood. So, I’ll let you know.”
“We are disciples of the Jiuling Sect. Today, this Barren City shall
become one of the colonies under the Jiuling Sect. Therefore, these
bandits in the surrounding area shall be weeded out as well! These
Fourteen Sand Dao Kings and whatnot shall be erased from history as well.”
When this arrogant looking disciple mentioned that he was from the
Jiuling Sect, his expression got even haughtier. He raised his wine cup
and downed it in a single shot.
“These guys are disciples of the Jiuling Sect?”
“Jiuling Sect is a sect that was only built up a couple of years ago. I
heard that when their sect opened up, there were many major sects that
headed over to pay their respects. It was a grand occasion!”
“The rumors have it that the Grandmaster of the Jiuling Sect is a young
lady that’s termed as the Jiuling Female Empress! Not only are her powers
torrential, her way of the martial arts is tyrannical as well! There have
been countless people who have died under her hands!”
“The Barren City turning into a colonial city of the Jiuling Sect? This
is something big! If the Jiuling Sect were to strike out, things would
truly be bad for this Fourteen Sand Dao Kings!”
“That’s right…that’s right!”
Lin Fan frowned.
He did not linger on for long as he turned around and left the place.