The Nine Cauldrons Chapter 7: Tiger Fist
Teng Qing Shan tip toed lightly and suddenly leapt to the other side, easily increasing the distance between him and Dole Goth Grove.
“ Don’t run! Are you a coward? “ Dole Goth Grove was in quite a hurry.
Teng Qing Shan jumped on the house’s roof. While having fought for a short period of time, his fist wasn’t injured. Due to practicing the secret law “Iron Fist”, his hands were tough like iron and steel. Even when striking against the mental glove, they would not be injured. The real injury was on his shoulder.
Teng Qing Shan looked at his shoulder where the wound oozed a bit of blood. He not only felt pain in his right shoulder but also something strange in his mind “This monster is too strong. Back when I was shot by Magosawa’s bullet, my internal muscle was injured, and now I am seriously injured again. While sending power, I would be influenced too much, only 50 percentage of the energy will remain.”
“Coping with such a monster… a throwing knife is helpless.” Teng Qing Shan thought.
Dole Goth Grove dragged a half-smile out of his lips “Teng Qing Shan, if you are too frightened, you can run and hide”
It was not Dole Goth Grove‘s generosity. The fact was that in terms of speed he was absolutely not as fast as Teng Qing Shan.
If Teng Qing Shan had wanted to hide, he would not have been able to stop him.
However, concerning ability, Dole Goth Grove was not afraid of Teng Qing Shan at all.
Although Teng Qing Shan had his unique throwing knife skill named “Endless Knives” that made the knife crack, its direction could not be specified; it had the congruent advantages as well as disadvantages.
Throwing knife’s cracking led to powers dispersal, which did not make the power of broken pieces too difficult to deal with!
Unless it attacked at his weakest part, his face, but for the big tall Russian man,it was useless.” Broken body aircraft” Dole Goth Grove with a strong body, wore a special uniform for ambushing. In addition to his appearance, he prepared to strike against “Endless Knives”, he only needed to cover his face with his hands.
If both of them closely fought each other…
Teng Qing Shan was a master of Xing Yi Quan, and only lacked a little to reach the higher realm.
However, the big tall Russian man was also frightening.
Dole Goth Grove born with great power used it to become suzerain of “Dark Look Kung Fu.” (A secret competition. All competitors participating had to sign the life and death pact before competing. It was really violent. Spectators could bet while the competitors would receive money when competing. If they won and still lived, they would have been given a larger cut of money collected from the bet.)
The body of that fellow looked like iron and steel; in addition, it practiced a form of yoga, the hard and soft drill. His best point was having achieved the secret law “Important observation”, which was successfully practiced in China. This made Dole Goth Grove the most frightening machine in Close combat fights. With his nickname ‘Broken body aircraft’ becoming one of the world’s frightening S-class killers.
[TL Note – Suzerain = something like Overlord]
Teng Qing Shan replied willfully “It‘s something to laugh at!”
After his wife’s death, the Budo had been all Teng Qing Shan pursued. By now, he would have had to finish one step to reach the higher realm, but this step was a threshold, like boundaries between the horizon and the ground, that is to say, overcoming it was really difficult. Only during fights to the death could you apprehend and overcome yourself to reach a new realm.
[TL Note – Budo = the code on which all martial arts are based]
You may not meet a great enemy like this again, it’s best to not be too demanding.
Teng Qing Shan was not nervous about having refused a good chance like this.
“Finally decided to stop running? Good, now get ready to die.” Dole Goth Grove with his body like thunder, constantly ran five steps, which cracked the ground, and then jumped up.
“It’s about time”
Teng Qing Shan threw an arrowhead.
“Boong!” Dole Goth Grove had soon prepared, using his big hand to stop the arrowhead and broke the knife into pieces.
After blocking the arrowhead, Dole Goth Grove was still in the air. Teng Qing Shan jumped down from the roof, bringing along a great will. He covered his face using his left hand, his right hand like cannon oriented directly to Dole Goth Grove’s head .
“ Oh?” Dole Goth Grove kept calm despite chaos, his big fist was like a panicle, directed exactly towards Teng Qing Shan’s fist.
“Boom!” “Boom!” …
Both of Teng Qing Shan’s hands intermixed crazily, and consecutively sent out a lot of fists which were very hard to see. Only seeing consecutive shadowy blurs, Dole Goth Grove was forced to the ground while trying to evade.
Teng Qing Shan’s fists were like fire and as fast as shooting stars.
Dole Goth Grove who had just fallen down immediately jumped behind.
“This fellow has a really frightening strong body “. Teng Qing shan was a bit concerned in his heart. Fighting against this enemy’s body, he felt like beating cotton-wool covered by iron and steel.“ He not only had a tough body but also practiced Yoga skills; injuring him is not easy at all.
Teng Qing Shan was quite surprised but acted without hesitation, keeping the upper hand, all of his body suddenly attacked enemy.
“ Whew, Hap ..” Dole Goth Grove‘s chest inflated and then flattened, his internal energy was rising again. He roared like a Northern Bear and attacked ,his ferocious fist like guns fired nonstop.
Teng Qing Shan’s body was like a big bow which was bent to the absolute limit, even all of his spine shivered; as his left hand sent out a fist.
That Icy Fist like an arrow brought a great will like a high-speed boat waving.
Teng Qing Shan looked like a dragon, moving swiftly. Dole Goth Grove avoided being injured by Teng Qing Shan and also attacked continuously.
“Poof.” Dole Goth Grove couldn’t stand vomiting out a little blood, in his shiny eyes “This wolf has a strong internal force, he even injured me. Thus, I can only use that technique.” Teng Qing Shan was also shocked, if he had been hit by the eight skills of Ice Fist, he would absolutely have been seriously injured.
Dole Goth Grove used his fingers to hold Teng Qing Shan’s wrist.
“Ha ha…” Dole Goth Grove strongly dragged Teng Qing Shan, and at same time kicked his right leg out of habit!
In “Dark Look Kung fu” , that was the most frightening technique.
“Important observation?” Teng Qing Shan only felt pain in his wrist, like a needle being stuck in, his internal force naturally moved in spiral shape, and immediately pushed his enemy’s fingers; all of a sudden he was like a slippery fish taking back his left hand.
As soon as he freed his left hand, a kick appeared.
Dole Goth Grove’s leg, like a ferocious knife, attacked Teng Qing Shan’s chest. Naturally, Teng Qing Shan’s chest lowered thirty centimetres to avoid being hit, but…. Hearing bones break, Teng Qing Shan vomited blood and was kicked far away.
“Not Good!.” As Teng Qing Shan fell down, the look on his face changed.
The ground was shaking!
Dole Goth Grove laughed loudly rushing towards Teng Qing Shan like rollers.
Teng Qing Shan with the bloodshot eyes, scratched his hands strongly on the ground; his legs suddenly stomped strongly. Like a boulder shot from a catapult, his right hand curved up towards Dole Goth Grove.
“Ha ha….” Dole Goth Grove kicked strongly at Teng Qing Shan.
“Bong…!” Teng Qing Shan ‘s right hand turned into a punch, and attacked the tibia of Dole Goth Grove. Although Teng Qing Shan felt great pain in his hand he still used his own unique technique with his right hand to attack Dole Goth Grove‘s chest.
At the same time, Teng Qing Shan‘s face became pink-skinned. He used his belt as a fulcrum and twisted his body, all the energy from his muscles came rushing to his left hand. All the muscles in that left hand stretched greatly, green veins emerged, in comparison with his right hand, the left hand was almost twice as fast, flying straight to Dole Goth Grove’s chest.
“Ah!!” Dole Goth Grove screamed and aiming towards Teng Qing Shan’s head sent out a fist.
If Teng Qing Shan had his head hit by Dole Goth Grove, he would have absolutely been killed!
“Go ahead, don’t fall behind..” At the time Teng Qing Shan made his decision, in a glance, he felt the real meaning of Pounding Fist in his mind, all his power as a habit went from his left shoulder to lower part, and moved powerfully. The power flowed from his shoulder to his fist.
“Hong…” A minor sound of a tiger roaring.
Like a bullet shot from a gun, Teng Qing Shan’s left hand was like a shooting star, directly attacking Dole Goth Grove’s chest. The strong power from his fist cut his enemy’s tough chest bone in a jiff. Most of Dole Goth Grove’s visceral parts were broken, in a glance, all his advantages were gone .
Dole Goth Grove’s body was heavily injured, the fist which always struck at Teng Qing Shan‘s head suddenly ran out of energy. By the time Dole Goth Grove touched Teng Qing Shan’s head, even his skin would not be injured.
Dole Goth Grove could not believe in his eyes; he couldn’t believe that with his defence he could be defeated by only one fist. His eyes were full of darkness, and his body fell down
“Poof.” Teng Qing Shan couldn’t stand and vomited out blood. Hhe had been kicked by Dole Goth Grove. Two of his ribs were broken, which heavily injured his organs.
In this circumstance, Teng Qing Shan could not fight for a long time. Therefore, he ventured to send out the most important skill as well as the most dangerous one. –
Tiger Fist !
In Diamond Fist, Splitting Fist was like axes, Ice Fist was like arrowheads, Drilling Fist was like daggers, Crossing Fist was like conscience. Splitting Fist ‘s meaning was as same as its name, it was pure firepower. Splitting Fist was absolutely the most powerful skills in term of power in The Five Fists no one could match it . “Tiger Fist” on the other hand was the mixture of Tiger image and Splitting fist , producing even stronger attack power . This was a unique skill of Xing Yi Quan, which was transmitted by Tengshi family from abroad.
Even though “Tiger Fist” had the greatest power it had the congruent advantages as well as disadvantages.
The disadvantage of “Tiger fist” was that after sending out the strongest fist, you could not immediately change your attack.
If you could not kill the enemy, that enemy could take that chance to retaliate!
Before, even with the benefits of “Tiger Fist”, Teng Qing Shan could not kill the monster named ‘Dole Goth Grove’. No one thought that on the edge of death, he could reach the higher realm of Xing Yi Quan.
The image and the meaning seemed to be harmonious. The image was auxiliary, the meaning was major.
Reaching the higher realm meant that you could perfectly use the power of every muscle, and every bone; the power of the bond reached another height. Once it was used, the sound produced will be like a roaring animal. At the time when Teng Qing Shan sent out the Tiger Fist, it resounded like tiger’s roaring,
“ That was…”
Teng Qing Shan could not hide the happiness in his shining eyes. After his wife’s death, he had never been stimulated like now.
The purpose of a master was the higher realm!
Having the ability to control each muscle in his body, the force of veins and bones. The internal force through pulses, even each skill ,and each fist could produce sounds like tigers,dragons’ roaring. However, Teng Qing Shan used the best fist- Tiger Fist. Thanks to this Fist, he could unwillingly send out a soft sound. It was not likely to enter the true higher realm.
“That feeling…” Teng Qing Shan remembered clearly the time when he had sent out the fist.
Reminding himself of that time, Teng Qing Shan couldn’t bear smiling. All of a sudden he felt pain in his chest and coughed.
Teng Qing Shan looked around “I am seriously injured now. I can’t stay here anymore.” A rabbit had three holes to come back, Teng Qing Shan soon prepared to defend himself, thus, he rented some places to stay in Yang Zhou. He did not come into his room, one hand touching chest, one hand touching the ground, jumped out of the area.
In this yard, there was a huge mess. Two S Ranked Killers, Magosawa who was already dead, and ‘Broken body aircraft’ Dole Goth Grove, who was laid alone on the ground without a hope of living …