The Song of Swords Chapter 5

Unfortunately, Jia Yuan had chores to do before he could leave the village.

Fortunately, the master only had a few chores for him to do, and Jia Yuan performed them at his quickest speed. After finishing, he sprinted toward the cave.

He pushed the large boulder blocking the entrance aside and entered…

He looked at the Song.

As part of the dream the previous night, the Elder had showed him how to acquire the song.

Jia Yuan walked toward the pillar holding the scroll, and picked the scroll up, then sent a part of his soul into the scroll.

A flurry of information entered Jia Yuan’s brain. Images, words, and most distinctly, a solemn melody flowed through his mind. However, the melody quickly faded away, and Jia Yuan could only hear some faint drum beats.

Jia Yuan had acquired his Song. In a person’s entire life, they may only acquire one Song. Even if one grew up an extravagantly rich household and had endless resources, they would only be able to acquire a single Song, no different from a commoner. As such, the only way a rich family could ensure success for their child was to provide them with a higher level scroll. As such, medium and high level Songs were in high demand and sold for absurd amounts of fire shards, while the vast majority of the population was left with low level Songs, where were much cheaper. In fact, a typical medium level Song was worth 100x that of a low level Song, while a high level Song was worth about 100x a medium level Song!

Jia Yuan was a slave who had worked his entire life with only the goal of becoming a foot soldier in the Burning Legion.

Yet he had acquired the Song of Swords.

The Song’s information overwhelmed Jia Yuan’s brain, and he sat down to meditate. After about 2 hours, Jia Yuan moved again. The information that had been coursing through his mind had stopped about an hour ago, but he had spent yet another hour entranced by his newly found knowledge.

While he did not understand the vast majority of the information that he had received from the scroll, he was sure of one thing. He had definitely struck gold.

This is definitely not a low level scroll. It is definitely at least a medium or high level scroll. Otherwise, there definitely should not have been such a level of information…

But what element is this Song?

I thought for sure that this would be a Song of fire, but it doesn’t seem so.

I guess I should just keep training and see how things go.

Jia Yuan was very puzzled, but even this feeling of puzzlement could not dampen his happiness of receiving a Song.

“Now I should be considered to be in the first level of Absorption! That means that in two years, I’ll be worth a thousand more small fire shards than big bro! Haha, I’ll have to tease him when I meet him in
the Burning Legion!”

At that moment, he surveyed his surroundings.

Huh? Where did the pillar go?

The pillar had disappeared, and in its place, was an ordinary black box.

Jia Yuan reached down and opened the box.

The box was filled with little circular orbs and seemed to be divided by type. In total, there were eight types of these little orbs, and there seemed to be over 200 orbs of each type.

Another ghostly image floated out of the box.

”Hello, receiver of the Song of Swords. I am the creator of these pills, as well as a close friend of the creator of the Song of Swords. At the time of the creation of this message, the creator of the Song of Swords has already died. Betrayed by his family, betrayed by his nation, he was a victim of slaughter. As his last close friend, I felt it my duty to pass on his greatest success, this Song of Swords.

“I hope that these pills will help you on your path. Use them well and bring the Song of Swords to the forefront of the world! Please, for the sake of this old man and the betrayed creator of your Song,
give us this last shout of defiance.

“The top four types of pills in the box are used to train the soul, so that your understanding of the Song may improve by leaps and bounds. The first can be used in the absorption stage, the second can be used during the manipulation stage, and the third can be used during the True stage, while the
fourth will help you establish the Truth.”

“The bottom four types of pills in the box are used to train the body. These pills are very precious, and it was only by sacrificing the lives of thousands of people that these pills were made. As you may or may not know, the average body can only handle one element of a Song.”

“For example, most people in the Fire Kingdom can only train in a Song of Fire, because they were only born with the capability to accept this element. The same applies to the Water Kingdom, Air Kingdom, and Earth Kingdom.”

“However, there existed a small nation comprised of people with the element of the Sword, the Sword Kingdom. Alas, my friend was among the royalty of this Kingdom. Unfortunately, his family and friends were tricked by the other nations, and my friend was betrayed. Soon thereafter, the Sword Nation collapsed, and the vast majority of the citizens were killed. The land of the Sword Kingdom was divided amongst the other four nations, and its name has slowly faded from history.”

“The Sword Kingdom had an important secret. With the consumption of certain pills, a descendant of the Sword element is able to train in more than one element. However, training in more than one element puts
great strain on the body. As such, it is almost mandatory to consume a massive amount of pills.”

“I have prepared the required pills for you. There are 200 Fire Pills, 200 Water Pills, 200 Air Pills, and 200 Earth Pills. If you choose this path, you should train your body while consuming the Pills. Even if you
choose to only train in one element, these pills will help you train in that element. But since you received the Song of Swords, it means that you are a descendant of the Sword element, so you are able to train in more than one. It is my wish, and probably my old friend’s wish as well, that you train in multiple
elements to bring his Song to the pinnacle of the world, but it is understandable if you are not willing to do so.”

“I would recommend only consuming one type of elemental pill at a time, as consuming multiple types at the same time could bring about adverse effects or even death. Also, you will receive a small power boost in the associated element after consuming a pill. If you are in a situation of life or death, you can use a pill to boost your fighting prowess during the battle. Just keep in mind that the pills are precious, and using too many in such a matter will mean that you will have less pills to use while properly training.”

“Finally, look at the center of the box. In that small compartment is a ring. It may look like a bland wooden ring, but it is in fact a priceless treasure, capable of storing any item. The inside of the ring has a space of 729 cubic feet. To become the owner and to use it in the future, simply send a strand of your soul into the ring. If you are the first to do this, it will recognize you as its only owner, and not allow anyone else to
access the items within.”

“This is all I can do to help you, oh descendant of the Sword element.”

And with that, the ghostly image faded into the air.