Sweet water village outside Guizhou city is the place where Wu Zhifeng, a generation of swordsman, retired. Ten years ago, Wu Zhifeng sold swords and bought cattle. He bought dozens of acres of paddy fields in Tianshui village and adopted a boy of six or seven years old. Since then, he has closed the door to thank customers and devoted himself to farming and mulberry. The two of us live a carefree life without hearing about the world in the Jianghu.
During spring ploughing this year, Wu Zhifeng was working at home. A young man like a scholar came to visit him.
In the first few years of coming to Tianshui village, some Wulin people came here to find Wu Zhifeng for competition or provocation. Wu Zhifeng politely rejected those who wanted to compete; Wu Zhifeng used his sword to drive away the defiance. Gradually no one came to the door. It’s really amazing that a scholar came today.
The visitor’s name is Wen Yuan. He is in his early thirties and has a handsome face. His bright eyes are full of sadness.
After the greeting, Wen Yuan knelt down in front of Wu Zhifeng and cried loudly, saying that he had an important request. If great Xia Wu refused, he would kneel and die in sweet water village.
Wu Zhifeng quickly picked Wen Yuan up and asked what he wanted. Wen Yuan stopped crying and explained why.
Wen Yuan’s family lives in Lingzhou. His ancestors practiced martial arts for several generations. His father’s civilization is also a famous martial artist in the local area. After years of swords and blood, civilization decided not to care about the affairs of the Jianghu and did not teach his son Wen Yuan to practice martial arts. The family lived a solid and stable life on their ancestral heritage. However, the tree wants to be quiet and the wind does not stop. Three years ago, a group of swordsmen came to Lingzhou to compete with civilization. Civilization refused again and again, but this group of people refused. In desperation, civilization had to agree to a martial arts contest. The sword is ruthless. During the martial arts competition, civilization was stabbed by a swordsman. Nevertheless, this group of people did not give up, accusing civilization of not revealing its Tibetan skills. They were really arrogant, and claimed that they would compete again about three years later in baiape mountain, Quebec. At that time, if civilization does not reach or still hides technology, they will kill all Wen’s family.
After the swordsmen left, civilization healed at home. He didn’t want to be seriously injured and difficult to cure, but died six months later. Now the martial arts competition is coming. Wen Yuan, a scholar, really can’t deal with it. I heard that the great Xia Wu Zhifeng returned to the state in seclusion, so he came thousands of miles and begged Wu Zhifeng to go out to solve the problem.
After listening to Wen Yuan, Wu Zhifeng frowned. He didn’t expect that the martial arts competition in the Jianghu was so irregular and far away. It is the bounden duty of martial arts practitioners to draw a knife to help when they are in a rough road. However, after many years of seclusion, they have vowed not to ask about the affairs in the Jianghu. If they go out of the mountain this time, will it be against their previous oath?
Just when Wu Zhifeng was worried, Wen Yuan suddenly knelt down again and “clicked” off the middle finger of his left hand, saying to Wu Zhifeng with blood in his mouth: “During the an Shi rebellion, the rebels besieged Suiyang. Tang Dynasty risked his life to break through the encirclement and ask for help, and devoured his fingers to show his will. However, the rescue failed, and Suiyang city was in dire straits. Now, although my literati are no better than Suiyang, their lives are at stake. Wen Yuan, a corrupt scholar, is unable to save people, so he can only break his fingers to show his heart. Please pity my family of more than 30, great Xia Wu!”
Seeing this, Wu Zhifeng hurriedly picked up Wen Yuan and ordered his adopted son Wu Xiaoniu to bandage Wen Yuan. Wen Yuan resolutely refused to stand up and let the calf bandage. He claimed that he would only die so as not to witness the slaughter of his family. Wu Zhifeng could not refuse any more and expressed his willingness to help. Wen Yuan naturally thanked him a thousand times.
That night, Wen Yuan stayed at the Wu family and told Wu Zhifeng more details. There were five swordsmen in that group, known as the “five element swordsmen”, who were golden as red, wooden as true, water as dead, fire as hot and earth as crazy. Their master was the late No. 1 swordsman in the world – Sheng Rubai.
Hearing Sheng Rubai’s name, Wu Zhifeng couldn’t help but be surprised. At the beginning, he wanted to fight for the title of the world’s first swordsman. He asked Yu Sheng Rubai. The result of the competition was that it was impossible to distinguish Bozhong, and Wu Zhifeng was famous all over the world. But he knew that Sheng Rubai had done his best. Since then, he had the idea of seclusion. “Five element swordsman” Since he came from Sheng Rufu’s sect, his swordsmanship should be superb. Perhaps, only Wu Zhifeng can stop them from doing evil in the world.
The next morning, Wu Zhifeng and his son packed up their bags and went to Quebec with Wen Yuan. Before leaving, Wu Zhifeng asked the calf to pour a glass of wine for himself and Wen Yuan. He told Wen Yuan that after drinking this wine, he would return to the Jianghu and work together with Wen Yuan to eliminate the harm in the Jianghu. Wen Yuan felt ashamed and regretted that he had never learned martial arts from his father. They drank it all at once and threw a glass to make a clear goal.
When he arrived in Quebec, he was only one day away from the appointed time. Wu Zhifeng stayed in the inn to recuperate his luck; Wu Xiaoniu hurriedly took care of his daily life; Wen Yuan went to the city to ask if there was any news about the “five element swordsman” and went to baiape mountain to explore the way. When he came back in the evening, Wen Yuan said “five element swordsman” It’s already in Quebec. Tomorrow afternoon, it will appear at the rhinoceros peak of baiape mountain. Wu Zhifeng nodded silently.
Rhinoceros peak is the main peak of the White Ape mountain. It is as steep and straight as a rhinoceros horn. It has always been inaccessible here, and only hunters and medicine gatherers occasionally visit it. When Wu Zhifeng and his party reached the peak, the “five element swordsman” had already been waiting there.
Wu Zhifeng ordered Wen Yuan and the calf to step back and talk to the five people alone.
The five men were dressed in yellow, white, black, green and red tights and covered with square scarves. It was strange that although they were known as “swordsmen”, the weapons in their hands were not Swords: one used a knife, one used an axe, one used a stick, one used a spear, and one used a meteor hammer. Without answering, they came forward together and took Wu Zhifeng.
Seeing this, Wu Zhifeng had to fight with his sword.
Although Wu Zhifeng hasn’t fought with experts for ten years, his martial arts hasn’t declined at all. He is still familiar with the use routines of these weapons. In those years, experts who used to make all kinds of weapons were defeated by his sword.
After dozens of rounds, the five people gradually lost support, but Wu Zhifeng became braver and braver. At this time, the meteor hammer jumped out of the circle and shouted, “bright array!” so the other four people gathered around him, four hard and one soft, and five weapons attacked again to kill Wu Zhifeng.
This fight made Wu Zhifeng feel hard. Five kinds of weapons flew around in front of him. Each attack seemed to gather the strength of five people, making Wu Zhifeng only parry, but not fight back. He thought hard and couldn’t remember what kind of array it was.
Just as Wu Zhifeng was parrying and thinking, he took the meteor hammer by surprise and suddenly threw another meteor hammer from his sleeve, right in Wu Zhifeng’s left arm. Wu Zhifeng said “ah” and stepped back a few steps, and the blood immediately soaked his left arm’s clothes. He suddenly remembered that after competing with Sheng Rubai, Sheng Rubai told him that only one in the Wulin can compare with his martial arts today “Wufu Qitian array” of “iceberg five demons”. Unfortunately, the “five demons” are not decent Wulin people. The key to the victory of “Wufu Qitian array” is to hurt people with concealed weapons. Later, Sheng Rufu also talked about breaking the “Wufu Qitian array” It’s a pity that I was upset that I couldn’t defeat Sheng Rufu and didn’t remember that secret method carefully. Now, I can only fight with a little impression.
Wu Zhifeng is a swordsman. After being hurt by a meteor hammer, he not only didn’t shrink back, but took the initiative to attack. He walked through the array and gradually stabilized his position. Unfortunately, his left arm was injured and bleeding. He was unable to defeat the five people and could only maintain a draw.
Just then, a man suddenly burst into the array and killed the enemy with Wu Zhifeng. This man was quite familiar with the breaking method of the “five blessings Qi Tian array”. His sword was like a dragon and his steps were like a meteor. In an instant, the situation took a sharp turn. The “iceberg five demons” fell one by one in a pool of blood.
At this time, Wu Zhifeng felt exhausted. But he did not put away his sword, nor did he look back at the man who helped the battle side by side. Instead, he said very coldly, “tiger father has no dog son. Childe Wen, no, childe Sheng, your sword technique and array breaking skill are quite true to your father.”
Wen Yuan laughed up and replied, “great Xia Wu is worthy of being a peerless expert. I think my acting skills are good, but I can’t hide it from your eyes.”
Wu Zhifeng smiled, turned back to Wen Yuan and said: “Young Master Sheng has a good intention. Unfortunately, everyone who practices martial arts has a little common sense. When you first met the young master, you claimed to be a scholar, but the many old scars on the tiger’s mouth on your left hand proved that you were a sword learner. When you first learned sword, you would inevitably hurt the tiger’s mouth on your left hand if you put it in the scabbard. In addition, when you stayed in the dormitory that night, I noticed that you were wearing a belt when you went to bed. Therefore, I concluded that you were a scholar A famous swordsman who used to use the soft sword. Ten years ago, when your father, great Xia Sheng, talked to me, he mentioned that he had a son who used to use the soft sword. However, what really made me see through the true face of Lushan Mountain was the highlight of your performance: in those years, Tang general Nan Jiyun ate his finger, clearly determined to break the little finger of his left hand, and ordinary people would do the same, but you broke the middle finger of your left hand, and don’t give a calf bag afterwards Tie it up and wrap it up. At the same time, I noticed that your right hand also had an old wound on the tiger’s mouth, so I decided it was you. Because ten years ago, great Xia Sheng told me that his son Sheng Wen was used to using a weapon in his left hand. Later, because the middle finger of his left hand was damaged, he turned to his right hand to operate, so there were scars on the tiger’s mouth of both hands. I think your self broken middle finger of your left hand must be a false finger, and the blood will not be shed It’s a fake. Now you’ve broken the five blessings in the sky array, which can prove my judgment. ”
Wen Yuan smiled and said, “yes, I am Sheng Wen, Sheng Rubai’s only son. Since I was suspicious of me at that time, why did you come to Quebec with me?”
Wu Zhifeng smiled miserably: “I don’t know what childe Sheng wants. I want to see what he wants.”
Sheng Wen replied: “It’s very simple. Swordsman I only exists for his name. I dream of being the best swordsman in the world. My father enjoyed this reputation when he was alive. After his death, he should inherit it as his son. But I know that there are two opponents in the world today, and their martial arts are superior to me. One is you, great Xia Wu, and the other is the ‘iceberg five demons’. I can’t get rid of you one by one It’s too much trouble to reach. So I designed to blackmail you to Quebec and make you kill each other. I’ll use my strength to reap the benefits of fishermen. Now, the five demons are dead and you are exhausted, and I’m not only the world’s first swordsman, but also the first expert in Wulin! “Then there was a burst of laughter.
Wu Zhifeng sat dejectedly on the grass and sighed in the face of the bloody setting sun: “poor great Xia Sheng. He was heroic and aboveboard. Unexpectedly, his only son was so mean and dirty.”
“Shut up!” Sheng Wen shouted and walked to Wu Zhifeng with a sword. “Great Xia Wu, your death is imminent. Please listen to me. In consideration of my father’s spirit in heaven, I would like to save your remaining life, but with one condition. Ten years ago, my father ran the world by a set of ‘spring and autumn sword technique’, which only depends on words and does not exist an genealogy. When I was young, my father said that I wanted to carry forward the ‘spring and autumn sword technique’ when I became an adult. However, my father died of illness ten years ago I didn’t teach you my sword technique even when I was dead. I only asked me to come to you on my deathbed. You were his last opponent. It can be seen that the “spring and autumn sword technique” was passed on to you. I know that people have ulterior motives. You are naturally unwilling to teach others after you have obtained the peerless sword technique, so I worked hard for ten years and today I came here to try it. Daxia Wu, how many Wulin people who have sought sword technique in the past ten years have been rejected by you, such as Now you should teach me the sword technique. It can be regarded as returning it to its original owner and helping me fulfill my father’s last wish. ”
For a long time, Wu Zhifeng was still silent, and a pair of bright eyes reflected each other with the sunset.
Sheng Wen sneered again: “if you don’t want to be beautiful, I won’t force you. Although it’s a pity that the ‘spring and autumn sword technique’ has been lost, but you and the ‘iceberg five demons’ have died, I’m still the first expert in Wulin in the world. What a pity! Great Xia Wu, sleep for a long time.” after that, he raised his sword and stabbed Wu Zhifeng.
Just as Sheng Wen was about to do it, Wu Xiaoniu, who had been watching, rushed forward, tried his best, waved off Sheng Wen’s sword, and threw Sheng Wen’s top to the ground with his head.
Sheng Wen was shocked and quickly got up to pick up the sword. As a result, he was kicked over by Wu Xiaoniu and fell on all fours.
Sheng Wen stood up again and said fiercely, “a wise man has a thousand worries, but there will be a mistake. Sheng didn’t expect that a teenage doll should have such skills. Great Xia Wu, your Godson is good. I admire you! See you later.”
“Young Master Sheng, go slowly and listen to me.” Wu Zhifeng stood up with the help of the calf. “I didn’t teach my son well. The calf didn’t know martial arts, but he had some brute force and filial piety.”
Sheng Wen stopped, turned back and shouted, “impossible! Impossible! Can anyone who can knock me down several times not know martial arts?”
Wu Zhifeng smiled calmly: “Xiaoniu doesn’t know martial arts. The reason why he can knock you down is that you have lost all your martial arts and have become a thin scholar. When great Xia Sheng talked about you, he said that you are obsessed with fame and wealth and are cruel and cruel. After his death, you will become an evil in the Wulin, so he cut off the middle finger of your left hand in order to abolish your martial arts and prevent you from doing harm. No, you are really a martial arts genius. Change it Using your right hand as a sword has become a climate. Poor parents all over the world, great Xia Sheng couldn’t bear to hurt your life at last, so please me. If I see you misbehaving, I will kill the harm for the Wulin. This is your last wish in your life. As for the “spring and autumn sword technique”, it has long been a pity, and Sheng Rufu, the world’s first swordsman, went west. After recognizing you at home that night, I decided to implement great Xia Sheng’s last wish, Abolish your martial arts. So the next morning, I put medicine in the wine you drank. It was at sunset today. Although great Xia Sheng and I only met each other, we fell in love. I know his love for his son, so I left you alive. Do it yourself. Calf, help me down the mountain. ”
After Wu Zhifeng said that, with the help of Wu Xiaoniu, he walked to the bottom of the peak, leaving Sheng Wen standing at the rhinoceros peak foolishly, saying, “impossible! Impossible!…”
The next day, a medicine collector who climbed the rhinoceros peak found the bodies of five masked people; a hunter hunting under the rhinoceros peak saw a fallen scholar.