Martial Peak

Martial Peak – Chapter 12, The Trick

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Translator – Erza

Editor – Ben

Finalized Editor – Silavin


*Bam, bang, boon, bang* the sound of the beating rang out. Even though the businesses on this street were run by ordinary people, they currently displayed powerful fighting spirit that left others flabbergasted. These merchants more or less did anything for money and were generally detested by others. And now, when they were given to chance to release their stress, how could they be lenient?

This was especially true for Boss He’s Rice Stand’s waiter. With rag bags in his hands, he relentlessly beat down the men.

Furthermore, with so many people hitting these men, they couldn’t identify who was hitting them. So, these people didn’t have to worry about the consequences.

There is strength in numbers. Yang Kai only asked for their aid, but before he could even lift a finger, he was pushed aside by these merchants.

After a while, the beating gradually stopped and you could see the two men curled on the ground, bruised all over. The rag bag had also disappeared. Looking at the men, Su Mu’s heart cried out in pain, and his leg started to cramp. For the men were beaten bloody and their faces so swollen, that even theirs mothers won’t be able to recognise them.

(Ben: No mercy on their faces, crowd has the same attitude as you, so harsh.)

(Erza: Geez, just saying.)


This situation only occurred because the men didn’t have enough strength to protect themselves. Although they had swords, one could see that it was only for decoration. If they could use them would they suffer these attacks?

Though, would experts stoop so low as to perform such despicable acts?

Now, even though the beating was finished the merchants remained.

The two Han men with their horrendous faces, and hearts full of fear weakly called out with their hands trembling, “Su….”

Unfortunately, Su Mu’s expression changed and he loudly exclaimed, “What Su? You want this young master here, to give you *pasty bones?”

(Erza: *Because his name is Su, a play a words with his name’s meaning)


Seeing this, Yang Kai smiled and proclaimed, “You two scumbags! I don’t know have many others you have framed, but it’s extremely hateful!”

His words were an exaggeration, but for the merchants present, this seemed like the truth. That waiter who previously held the rag bag spat, *Pui!* “You trashes! You actually dared to act arrogantly at this rice stand!”

The waiter continued to let out his frustrations, but didn’t expect Yang Kai to expand on his statement. “Correct, These types of people should really die. Fellow Disciple, why don’t you and I each kill one. That will teach them to break the law again, and it will also be for the greater good.”

Hearing this remark, the two people on the floor started to break out in cold sweat and were terrified. They had never expected this frail boy to be so ruthless.

Su Mu just stared at him, trying to figure out whether or not he was joking. But Yang Kai’s face held no sign that it was a joke.

To tell the truth, although what the men did was cowardly, it wasn’t serious enough to die for. Undoubtedly Yang Kai’s punishment was a little too cruel.

Su Mu could only ask: “Brother, isn’t that a bit excessive?”

“Excessive?” Yang Kai just shook his head: “If their little lie were to succeed today, then Boss He’s life would have been ruined. How would he maintain a livelihood? They’ve already tried to push someone so close to the edge. So, how is this excessive? You know, for every being, every action that they commit, will always have consequences.”

Previously, when those merchant heard Yang Kai’s words, they had also thought this. But hearing his reasoning, they understood the sense behind his words and were conflicted. But the final decision wasn’t up to them, so they just stood on the side-lines. But when Boss He wanted to say something, he was stopped by a look from Yang Kai.

“This…..this may certainly be the case, but we can’t just casually go killing people.” Now Su Mu was really worried. He didn’t think that this Disciple in front of him was so ruthless and merciless. Originally, he had planned it out quite well; Firstly, those two men would go slander Boss He and then he would go and stop them, saving Boss He. Then, they would escape and he would receive gratitude from the Boss thus accomplishing his goal. But he hadn’t thought that such a vicious Disciple would appear, so easily choosing to kill them.

This was far from good.

Su Mu could see that the two men were pleading him to save them. Within those gazes, were signs of threats. How could Su Mu not understand their meaning?

It was like being tied to the body of a grasshopper. If we are to suffer a tragic end, then you would not come out unharmed. That was what they were trying to indicate to him.

At that moment, Yang Kai spoke, “Brother, there is no other method. Through my experiences, killing is a natural thing. Could it be that you haven’t killed before? Or you guys already know each other…….so you are unwilling to kill?”

This statement made Su Mu’s heart jump to his throat. Turning around to look at Yang Kai, he found a mischievous smile.

“Brother what do you mean?” With a cool face he questioned, while thinking whether or not Yang Kai saw through him. He hadn’t revealed any clues, so how could he know?

What he didn’t know, was that Yang Kai knew of his plan purely by coincidence. If not he would had also been fooled.

Boss He was also smart, he understood the hidden meaning in Yang Kai’s words and asked Su Mu: “Little Brother, what tune are you singing?”

(Erza: Chinese phrasing of what are you up to/planning.)


Yang Kai had revealed a portion of Su Mu’s true colours, how could Boss He not be able to see?

Yang Kai just shook his head, he didn’t point out anything in particular but just continued to stare at Su Mu: “Brother, I think that you are a courageous person, but you are hesitating. Don’t worry; I am here to accompany you and the villagers too. So what are you afraid of?”

“What am I afraid of?” Su Mu laughed out loud, as if reassuring himself, he said: “What am I afraid of? Isn’t it just killing a person? Who hasn’t killed before?”

It was like he was unwillingly to admit he hadn’t killed before, in front of Yang Kai.

In the end, this person’s disposition shocked him. Su Mu hadn’t stepped down from the challenge.

Su Mu then directed a cold, ruthless intent towards the men lying on the ground. Looking into that young man’s eyes, those two men knew they were finished. This round, they were used too thoroughly.

“Brother, let’s do it.” Yang Kai continued to pour oil on the flame.

Breathing deeply, Su Mu slowly nodded.

Seeing this happen, the two men immediately knew their end was nigh. So how could they endure without doing anything? Jumping up, they pointed towards Su Mu and proclaimed: “Su Mu, you treacherous bastard. You asked us brothers for a favour, to slander Boss He’s stand so that you could come to the rescue and become a hero. But how do you repay us? Not only are we beaten like pigs, now we have to die for your crimes. You really are trash.”

“You liars!” Hearing his scheme revealed, Su Mu was furious.

“Hmph!” As if their injuries didn’t affect them, the men just sneered and the larger man shouted out loudly, informing all: “Everybody, young or old, today my brother and I came out and caused trouble for you. But this was all at the command of Su Mu. He had taken fancy to Boss He’s daughter, but sadly she rejected him. So he hatched a plan to obtain her.”

(Silavin: kind of desperate much? Come on Su Mu, now the MC will get a chance to steal the girl.)


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3 thoughts on “Martial Peak – Chapter 12, The Trick”

  1. …Errr. The rice vendor’s, single but pretty, daughter refused to go out with a young Cultivator?

    Not saying it can’t happen, but this event is rarer than you might think. Possibly the first such event in a thousand years.

    Cultivators are like superstars, the Brad Pitts of ancient China. Immortal, rich, superpowers, status above law, etc. Not many poor normal women would refuse one, even if a bit fat or bald.

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