The Song of Swords Chapter 6

6Jia Yuan flopped backwards onto the ground.

“HA.HAHAHA. HAHAHAHAHA.”

“This can’t be true can it? I’m a member of the Fire Kingdom, there is no way some Sword Kingdom ever existed, and there is even less of a chance that I am a descendant.”

“Even if this is true, at present I am merely a slave. I don’t even have my own freedom, how am I supposed to find revenge for these two old men from god knows when in the past, and even if someday I have the strength to do so, should I?”

“After all, I haven’t even heard of a Sword Nation. By this judgement, this extermination of the Sword Nation should have happened a long time ago in the past. Does it even matter anymore if this nation was exterminated? After all, wars happen all the time, and there will always be winners and losers…”

“Well, I guess it doesn’t matter for now. The old man sure was kind to provide me with all these pills and even to give me a safe way to keep them by my side.”

Jia Yuan faced the box and bowed. After all, even though the old man had his own personal reasons for helping Jia Yuan, the fact was still that he had done Jia Yuan a great service.

Jia Yuan then took out the wooden ring from the box. As the old man had said, it looked overly ordinary, so ordinary that Jia Yuan even suspected the old man’s words.

I guess I’ll just have to try what he said

Jia Yuan sent a strand of his soul into the ring… and gasped.

Inside there was truly a space that looked like a box, 9 feet by 9 feet as the old man had said, with a ceiling  that looked about 9 feet high as well.

“What a treasure! Seems like I’ve really profited this time”

Jia Yuan quickly deposited the box of pills into the ring, and looked around the cave once more. After verifying that there was nothing in the room, he promptly left.

For now, I will spend my time training. All of those grandiose things the old man mentioned,
there is no point worrying about them now. I’ll have enough time to worry about
those when I’m strong.

Jia Yuan ran out of the cave and sprinted towards Fire Hill Village. After all, he had spent a rather long time in the cave, and it was almost nighttime again.

“Tomorrow, I’ll start training while taking the pills. Since the old man said that eating the pills will improve my soul and body, as well as my control over the elements, they should quicken my significantly. Normally, in a year I would probably be able to rise to the 2nd level of Absorption, but maybe with these I will be able to climb to the 3rd level of Absorption before I am sold to the Army.”

“Ha, how happy would master be if that happened?”

Jia Yuan arrived at the old hut, but what he saw inside horrified him.

His kind master was lying on the floor of the hut, covered in cuts and bruises. He had clearly been attacked.

“Master, what’s wrong? Who attacked you?”

“Ah… Jia Yuan…I’ve lost everything…”

“Master? What do you mean?”

“The Zhao family… they saw that I had sold your older brother to the Army yesterday, so they sent their slaves to come rob me of the small fire shards… I tried to stop them, and so they attacked me.”

“What?? The village won’t stand for it!”

“That may be true, but the Zhao family is far too strong. Right now the Zhao family’s status is even higher than that of the village elder. Ah, whatever. The wounds aren’t life threatening… We’ll just have to make do.”

Jia Yuan was angry about the incident, and rightfully so. Even though he did not know, many of the village residents had seen the Zhao family’s slaves march into his master’s house and bring out a large bag of
fire shards.

There are two reasons why the village was not willing or able to respond. First off, the Zhao family, when compared to others in the village, was comparatively large. The Zhao family itself had about 20 members, and they owned about 50 slaves. Second, their family head was overly strong. In fact, their family head had recently achieved the 7th level of Absorption. Even the village head was only at the 6th level
of Absorption, so there was truly no way for the village to respond.

“It is okay, Jia Yuan.” Said the master. “This sort of injustice exists throughout the world. If I wasn’t so weak, they Zhao family may not have decided to steal from me. But alas, I am unable to cultivate
farther than the third level of Absorption… my body and soul are both truly too
weak.”

Jia Yuan nodded. “I understand master. In this world, the strong control the weak. However, over time, the weak may become the strong… Master, you have been kind to both me and big brother. One day, after I have joined the Burning Legion, I will make sure the Zhao family understands this 6concept.”

The Burning Legion was the pride of the Fire Nation, so how could a common household even compare
in reputation?

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