The martial arts hall of the Martial Immortal, Rade, was very large. The wooden building was partitioned into more than a dozen outdoor training platforms. Furthermore, there were also seven to eight indoor training areas. Currently, there were hundreds of apprentices strengthening their foundation within the martial arts hall.
Xiaya saw that the Battle Power of these apprentices was mostly around five or six hundred. If they were placed on earth, they would be rare martial artists, but in the Martial Immortal Rade’s martial arts hall, they could only be apprentices.
“Planet Metamor’s martial arts system is quite unique.” Xiaya slightly narrowed his eyes. After learning earth’s martial arts, he could tell, at a glance, the differences between Planet Metamor’s and Earth’s martial arts.
If Earth’s martial arts focused on internal training, consolidating the human body into an independent system, and then harmonizing the relationship between man and nature — then Planet Metamor’s martial arts strove for another way to communicate outside the human body from the very beginning, comparing the human body to a magnet, pulling the forces of nature and universe.
It was no wonder Metamorans could develop martial arts like the Fusion Technique; their concept of martial arts has been different from the start.
“Who are you looking for?” The disciple guarding the martial arts hall noticed the strangers coming into the martial arts hall and asked.
“We are here to look for Mr. Rade. May I ask where he is?” Xiaya smiled and asked in a mild tone.
Although the disciple guarding the gate was not strong, as the saying goes: “the seven officials in front of prime minister’s gate*”. The disciple represents the prestige of the Martial Immortal’s training hall, so Xiaya was as polite as possible.
[TN: the person guarding the gate of prime minister’s office has status equivalent to royal court’s seven officials. If one wants to have an audience with the prime minister, they must pass through the gatekeeper. So, their authority wasn’t small. ]
The disciple shook his head when he heard their request, “There are still a few days before the teacher is to teach martial arts. If you have any questions to ask, please come back after a few days.”
“Heh, we will see Rade now!” Myers jumped out and said.
“You people, Teacher Rade is currently researching martial arts; he can’t see guests, so please come back later!” the disciple frowned, feeling displeased.
As one of Planet Metamor’s Nine Martial Immortal, what kind of noble status does Teacher Rade have… Did they think that they could see him just because they say so? Teacher was taking out time to teach martial arts to the outside world. This was already a great kindness. Are these people still not satisfied?
“Who told you to shoot off your mouth!” Xiaya kneaded Myers’ head lightly.
This kid wasn’t able to do anything right. Didn’t she promise to be good, not speak out of turn, and not be bossy before? Xiaya hadn’t expected her to break her promise after meeting someone, they hadn’t even exchanged a few words!
Looking at the disciple for a short while, Xiaya didn’t say much. He directly turned into a beam of light and disappeared. Upon seeing this, Xiling and Myers smiled at the disciple, and they also disappeared instantly.
The disciple was shocked. Were those three people extraordinary experts? The disciple tensed up and quickly ran into the martial arts hall to recount this to his fellow apprentices inside.
Upon entering the martial arts hall and passing through several training areas, Xiaya came to the inner area of the martial arts hall; this was where Rade lived. In the distance, Xiaya saw a middle-aged man in white training clothes sitting on a wooden floor; his eyes were closed, and he seemed to be pondering about something.
With his aura, Xiaya sensed that Rade’s Battle Power has reached 6210; he is an exceptional master of martial arts.
“Hello, Mr. Rade!”
Xiaya stepped forward and said with a calm expression, “I am Xiaya — a martial artist from Planet Hongshan. I have heard the distinguished name of Planet Metamor. I specially came here to visit Mr. Rade and ask you for pointers.”
Mr. Rade opened his eyes and gazed sharply at Xiaya as if he wanted to see through him. His eyes followed the movements of the three peoples, and he was slightly surprised; he was not able to see the real strength of these people.
“Hey, your understanding of martial arts should be no less than me. I can faintly feel that your steps are quite natural. It really is a different kind of martial art.” Mr. Rade laughed.
He felt the depth of Earth’s martial arts for the first time. It seemed to be a different kind of wide-ranging and profound martial arts, and this was a huge temptation for him who is obsessed with researching martial arts.
Xiaya laughed humbly and did not deny it.
“Planet Hongshan, is that the trading planet that recently sprung up in the East Area? It’s quite unexpected that it has such magical martial arts,” Mr. Rade muttered to himself for a moment. “If you don’t dislike it, then please swap pointers with me. It’s good that I can swap pointers with a real martial artist.”
Xiaya nodded. He understood that for Raid to want to swap pointers with him, it indicated that Raid thought highly of his martial arts, so Xiaya did not refuse. He followed Mr. Rade to the martial arts platform close by.
Instead of letting Xiling or Myers fight, he personally chose to go up on the platform. First, he had to personally experience the mysteriousness of Metamoran’s martial arts and discern whether it is worth for him to learn or not. Second, he was itching to fight because he wanted to exercise his limbs.
On the martial arts platform, Xiaya adjusted the aura on his body, restraining the inner breath, and suppressed his Battle Power to the same level as Mr. Rade. Then, he adopted a fighting posture.
Because it was a fight solely for exchanging pointers, Xiaya was not in a hurry to take the initiative in launching an attack, and instead, he quietly observed.
Mr. Rade looked at the young man in front of him with a grave expression because a strong pressure surged out from the young man and suddenly assaulted him. Expert! Mr. Rade’s eyes brightened. It was hard to imagine that this young person in front of him had a strength not inferior to his own.
“I’ll begin!” Mr. Rade said, and his figure disappeared before Xiaya’s eyes.
Xiaya’s face was calm, and his eyes continued to look around in all directions, following Mr. Rade’s figure. “Whoosh!” A fleeting figure suddenly appeared near Xiaya’s waist. Xiaya turned his body sideways, avoiding the attack at his waist, he then turned and punched at his opponent.
Afterimage! Xiaya muttered in his heart, clearly disappointed with Mr. Rade’s move. He thought that Mr. Rade had some wonderful attack, but he didn’t expect it to only be an afterimage!
This was a crappy move that was also used on earth!
However, just then, something unexpected happened. The afterimage that his fist had clearly passed through, unexpectedly attacked Xiaya, bringing with it a strong wind.
“This afterimage is real?”
Xiaya was shocked. He swayed his body and waved his hand to counterattack; his hands and legs successively attacking. It was clearly an illusory afterimage, but when it struck the ground, it was able to produce sound.
Xiaya’s body flashed and avoided the ensuing attacks from Mr. Rade. The attacks kept coming in waves, roaring like ferocious wolves and tigers.
With several flashes, Xiaya retreated by several meters. Then, he swayed to the side and shouted loudly. His entire body got shrouded by a layer of extremely thin Ki blades, and he swooped down toward Mr. Rade…
Outside of martial arts hall, Xiling frowned and watched the fight on the platform.
This Metamoran’s attacking method is really strange. It was clearly an illusory shadow, but it had a substance-like, powerful might. Such a martial art had the qualities of both offense and defense.
“Maybe we really can learn a lot here!” Xiling put away the little bit of contempt in her heart. This skill alone of changing what is real and what is false had opened her eyes.
“Hey, if we can learn it, we definitely won’t be at a disadvantage when fighting an enemy in the future!” Myers eyes shone.
Xiling laughed and said, “Maybe, but I think that this skill capable of changing what is real and what is false may be ineffective if we encounter a large energy attack!”
The so-called heavy sword has no edge, and it doesn’t work*. No matter how strange one’s skill was, I will break it with strength and directly destroy everything into pieces. So, when it comes to a high-strength battle, Mr. Rade’s skill may not be effective.
[TL: It means a real sword skill does not rely on the sword’s edge; instead, it relies on an individual’s training.]
Myers pursed her lips and looked back at the platform with great interest.
Above the martial arts platform, Xiaya and Mr. Rade were evenly matched because Xiaya suppressed his strength to the same level as his opponent. Although his eyes were still sharp, the movement of his limbs was limited, so for a while, he wasn’t Mr. Rade’s opponent.
This was the first confrontation between Earth’s and Planet Metamor’s martial arts. This swapping of pointers was a rare treat for both Xiaya and Mr. Rade.