She wasn’t sure if it was due to the evil spirit lines, but “Yue Jing Hua’s” leftover memories seemed a bit disjointed. In “Yue Jing Hua’s” head, the memories regarding the Lie Clan were pitiful. Presumably, she did not live well in the clan.
The Lie Clan was founded by the gifted profound expert, elder Lie Chang Gong and his wife Feng Wang Wang.
Lie Chang Gong was a gifted profound expert who became famous in the Merchant Country. His wife was well known in the continent as the medicinal pellet illustrious family’s Dan Lu’s direct disciple, a high ranking master of making immortality pills.
The husband and wife joined forces and helped the Merchant Country’s monarch suppress wars and evil unrest.
Naturally afterwards, the Lie Clan was known as the Eternal Spring Hall’s pharmacy throughout the entire Merchant country and could be regarded as having a little fame.
Lie Chang Gong and his wife only had one daughter, Lie Rou. Lie Rou was born with pretty, dignified looks, but when she was young she did not enjoy profound skills or pellet medicines. The year she turned fifteen, she went out for a spring walk and by chance met a graceful nobleman from the Dragon War Country. The two fell in love at first sight and decided to spend their lives together.
That young noble later became Yue Jing Hua’s father, who dissipated the family’s fortune, and is War Dragon Country’s most famous silkpants Archduke, Yue Nian.
Yue Nian was the heir of the War Dragon’s Archduke’s house. His natural disposition was uninhibited, and he had a kind and charitable temper. After the husband and wife married, the two harmoniously passed ten years together.
After Lie Rou got married, one day Feng Wang Wang went outside to gather herbs and met an unfortunate danger. Lie Chang Gong cherished the memories his lovely wife, and became disheartened. Once when he went to go refine his profound techniques, he fell prey to a heart’s devil. Afterwards, he became insane and went missing.
Naturally, the Lie Clan was then handed over into Lie Chang Gong’s second younger brother, Lie Chang Shun’s and third younger brother, Lie Chang An’s hands.
War Dragon is one of the two major powers in the East Continent, and the Archduke household had an illustrious reputation. The Lie clan house had the two younger brothers, but they curried favor from the Yue clan. Every year, they would ask for benefits. Afterwards, when the Yue household declined, the two brothers were quick to change face.
In order for Lie Rou to dodge the debt collectors she fled to Merchant country. After she returned to the Lie Clan, she looked towards her two uncles and found the household’s most remote and small courtyard for the mother’s group of three people to live.
This is all Yue Jing Hua can remember about the Lie family and clan.
Halfway into returning to the clan, Yue Chen actually struggled, wanting to walk on his own. Yue Jing Hua had no choice but to let him sit on her horse. They walked straight to the Lie Clan.
Leaving the busy streets, they made a few turns and entered a residential area. Po Luo City’s flourishing scene gradually disappeared.
Approximately halfway there, the inner city private residences all disappeared, and an imposing and broad mansion appeared in from of them.
The tall, towering walls of the household imposingly occupied the east of the city’s area, up to one and a half acres. Inside the household walls were all types of cornices on the roofs, glazed tiled pavilions, and emerald green willows with a very imposing air.
Po Luo City’s acted as the Merchant Country’s rich capital. Within the city, land was extremely expensive. The Lie Clan’s household presides within these borders. Just from seeing how their residence was constructed, one could see their extraordinary financial resources.
Remembering how when “Yue Jing Hua” participated in the trial by fire without medicine or self-protection, or even any money, Yue Jing Hua wrinkled her brows at such a wretched appearance.
As they arrived at the vermilion colored gates, Yue Chen’s hand pointed north, signalling to Yue Jing Hua to enter from the low ranked side door.
Yue Jing Hua reigned in the gale horse as she asked in a loud voice, “Why should we have to enter the lowly side doors and carefully avoid the front entrance?”
Her words alarmed the four house guards at the front gate .
Lie house guards all wore black colored armor with a broadsword, and had fiendish faces.
Seeing Yue Jing Hua and an injured Yue Chen, those guards, one, did not face and salute them, and two, did not command someone to come and lend a hand.
Each and everyone one of them refused to be distracted, making Yue Jing Hua wait and treating her as air.
“Young master Yue Chen is injured. You guys need to order someone to prepare a soft sedan to send him back to his chambers. Go request for a physician to look over his injuries.” Yue Jing Hua inevitably became angry, pointing at the guards.
The guards sneered from the bottom of their hearts, but said: “Subordinates must properly be on duty. Third master ordered that we must not leave without authorization. Violators will be disposed of according to household rules.”
The side guards all chimed in, parroting him.
The guards did not regard the Yue family’s brother and sister as their masters. It has been this way since long ago, and wasn’t just a matter of one or two days. Yue Chen kept his cool and assumed a posture of going down from the horse.
“Pa Pa Pa Pa,” a few clear and sweet sounding claps could be heard.
Yue Jing Hua smiled without anger. Clapping her hands, she said, “You spoke very well. When prompted with the household rules, I naturally cannot force this respectful and loyal guard from his post. He is truly worth being called an example for the household.”
“This subordinate does not dare. I request Young Miss Jing Hua and Young Master Yue Chen to understand.” The household guard’s continued to belittle them in their hearts.
“Audacious servants! Who allowed you to say the young master’s name? Do the household rules, permit you to speak Young Master’s and Young Miss’ names? Before they could reply, something flashed before the guard’s eyes as the his sword was unsheathed from his waist.
The handle of the sword smashed against the guard’s face, caving it in. Blood gushed from his face and a few teeth broke in his mouth.
“Yue Jing Hua…you…” That guard firmly wanted to turn his hand over/backhand/反手, only feeling the cold pressed against his neck. All of the guards became obedient with stupidity.
The sharp and gleaming sword was pressed on the guard’s neck.
“The Lie Clan’s first rule is the masters are masters and the servants are servants. The person walking with two legs are the masters, and the ones prostrating on all fours are the servants and dogs. When you see the masters, you must salute and pay respect. When the master speaks, you must kneel and properly obey. If the master needs you to die, you must not live.” Yue Jing Hua sternly laid down the rules, her words as sharp as metal: “Within the body of I, Yue Jing Hua, flows the blood of elder Lie Chang Gong. He, Yue Chen, is my mother Lie Rou’s, the Lie Clan’s sole Young Miss of the second generation’s, personally adopted son. We are the masters. You guys are the servants. When the master says it is East, it is East, do you understand?” The swords pierced foreword. Five centimeters of the sword penetrated the household gate like it was tofu.
The guard was frightened into a miserable, inhuman color.
“Big sister Jing Hua, you returned.” A sweet fragrance permeated the air as a woman came out from the gate.
On her body, was a hundred pleated skirt. Her slender waist was supple like there was no bones. With oval face, arched brows, and limpid eyes, she was definitely an otherworldly unrivaled beauty.
“Eldest young miss!” When the household guards saw who came, they all respectfully saluted. Their manner was completely different compared to their previous treatment towards the Yue Family’s sister and brother.
When the girl saw Yue Jing Hua, her face showed delight and happiness. She affectionately grabbed her hands. “Big sister Jing Hua, you came back safe and sound, that’s great!”
Lie Si Si was the Lie Clan’s second branch master’s eldest granddaughter. Her disposition was generous, but money and power was a help in any situation. From a young age, she enjoyed the praises from society within the household and city.
Compared with the “abandoned and ugly girl” Yue Jing Hua, they were as different as black and white. Li Si Si was also the most outstanding youth in the Lie Clan’s third generation. She was only fifteen years old but, she has successfully become a jade ranked Profound Human. A year ago, she also became a elementary pellet master.
In the memories, Lie Si Si was the sole family member in the Lie Clan to give ” Yue Jing Hua” a kind look. She was also “Yue Jing Hua’s handkerchief friend (see E/N).
Even signing her up for “Profound Pearl Academy,” and the recommendation for “Yue Jing Hua” to go to Hundred Beast Mountain to participate in the trial by fire, was all her opinion. It can be said, she included herself in the courtyard studies to look after Yue Jing Hua.
Even without needing to ingratiate herself with Yue Jing Hua, the young girl was excessive in her enthusiasm, causing Yue Jing Hua to be a bit ill. Yue Jing Hua seamlessly removed her hands.
“Messenger, go report to concubine Lie. Tell her big sister Jing Hua has returned, but cousin Yue Chen has received some injuries. I will allow the household’s senior physician to stand in for his diagnosis.” Lie Si Si, with benevolent eyes, commanded others to allow the two people to enter.
After Yue Jing Hua and Yue Chen entered, Lie Si Si’s soft countenance immediately dissipated.
With a cloudy face, she walked over to the front of the household gates. Holding it between her fingers, she pulled out the hundred smelted iron tempered sword.
“Yue Jing Hua, it seems that heaven had a path you could not walk. Hell had no entrance, and so you rushed back. This time, don’t blame me for being cruel.” Her fingers twisted the handle of the sword into an iron ball.
T/N: So we made a minor oopsy in our translation. In chapter one, we translated the dad’s name incorrectly, when it should have been a title instead. The title was used again in chapter 11….so we went and fixed It! In our defense, in the first chapter…the editor was translating, and I was editing it to determine if those roles were comfortable…first time experiencing it too…hmmm
Btw, since we are always not on schedule with our release, should we make a discord?
E/N: A handkerchief friend is someone you tell all your troubles to so they comfort you, but that is really the extent of your relationship. There’s no true understanding or closeness of real friendship.