Chapter 524 The End—Departure
After coming back to China, the first thing Li Mu did was to begin a closed-door training and reflect on the whole battle.
The earth was devoid of Spiritual Qi. In the Middle East war, Li Mu had consumed more than two thirds of his natural qi. He could only wait for another opening of the Heaven to replenish it.
However, even if all of Li Mu’s natural qi were consumed, his flesh could sweep over any other martial arts master in the world. Therefore, there was no reason to be afraid.
However, Li Mu was hurt in the war against the Black Dragon, therefore, he needed to recuperate.
The work of finding renegades was progressing smoothly. Shi Pojun, the associate director of the Martial Arts Society Assembly committee, he was the renegade who colluded with the terrorist Dessert Camel and betrayed the nation’s interests in exchange for cultivation resources.
Shi Pojun, once a martial arts master, came from the Five Elements Sect of the Seven Sacred Sects. His experience of joining the army was similar to that of Fan Zu’ang from the Holy Speech Sect. He was quite positive before, so it was a complete surprise to see him colluding with terrorists and betraying the state’s interests only to obtain cultivation resources which had been extracted from the Heaven by the True God Sect.
As the content of the flash drive was revealed and the military inspected, Shi Pojun would have it hard to get out of this one.
At last, it was Lu Haoran from the Divine God Sect, the leader of Ancient Yue Sect and some others who beheaded the struggling Shi Pojun in Mount Qilian.
Lu Haoran, having been taught by Li Mu, he had mastered the Training of the Qi Formula and having been nourished by the abundant Spiritual Qi in Qinling Heaven, his power improved by leaps and bounds. At the moment he was much more powerful than Shi Pojun who hid his power and used the terrorists’ cultivation resources to cultivate in secret. Shi Pojun’s little faction composed of the Star Observing Sect and the True Spirit Sect were also uprooted.
After the war, the Seven Sacred Sects turned into Five Sacred Sects.
The True Spirit Sect and the Star Observing Sect were expelled from the list.
The cooperation between the military and the Chinese Wulin was on the right track.
Li Mu submitted the modern weapons, data and information he found in the True God Sect’s underground warehouse to the military. As for the herbs, fruits, mineral resources and other cultivation resources, he divided them into three parts, handing in two of them; one to the government and the other one to the Chinese Wulin.
With regards to the Martial Arts Society Assembly held by the government, Li Mu didn’t show up.
Li Mu had already tapped the talented young martial masters in the Qinling Heaven. It would be unfair if he still participated in the Martial Arts Society Assembly.
The leader of Divine God Sect Lu Haoran, a highly respected figure, undoubtedly became the first Wulin chief.
As an officially recognized title, it was far more valuable than a self-declared chief leading several people.
On the other hand, Li Mu’s disciple Xiao Dong performed exceptionally in the Martial Arts Society Assembly. He, together with Lu Xun from the Divine God Sect, the rogue cultivator Luo Xuanxin and a young man called Qiu Shuiming showed extraordinary talents; they were known as The Four Wulin Masters. It was universally acknowledged that he was able to cultivate the Training of Qi Formula to its peak in the next ten years. He also became a council member of the Chinese Martial Arts Alliance with unanimous approval.
Under the guidance of Li Mu and the military, the Martial Arts Society Assembly broke the seniority system. Many talented, ambitious and patriotic young men could show their abilities and were recognized by the Chinese Wulin Alliance.
At last, Li Mu was recognized as the God of War, earning the respect of the whole Chinese Wulin.
Not to mention Li Mu’s other power, the Training of Qi Formula benefiting Wulin for good and the Middle East war shocking the world that could also earn him the honor.
After this Martial Arts Society Assembly, the government was on the right track to guide and discipline martial arts masters.
Thanks to Li Mu’s deterrence, China was undoubtedly at the forefront of managing super strong men and the martial arts field in the world. Until then, it would have been impossible to see that some strong martial arts master would fight against a country or sit down to negotiate with governments. On the other hand, other superpowers and countries were overshadowed by China in this field. They had less control over those alien beings and strong men with outstanding abilities. They could only entertain them and strike a bargain.
After another month, the crisis and strife caused by Vanguard was also brought to an end.
Members of the imperial examination had already gone back to their country. The three missing members were also sent to their country respectively. Li Mu declared that he would let this matter go if the members were released on time. After watching the Middle East war, the country and organization that plotted to kidnap the three members didn’t dare to continue their plan. The deterrence of the East Killing King was on full play.
In the end, Vanguard wasn’t handed over to another country and stayed in China.
China showed extreme forbearance by allowing researchers from other superpowers to do the research jointly at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
None of the countries had disagreements.
Li Mu neither knew nor he cared about the details of the bargaining.
Professional people did professional things.
Li Mu spent most of his time nurturing extraordinary martial arts masters for China.
He traveled throughout the world like a dragon soaring over the land. Along the journey, he met countless people, killed some of them while also saving others. He found lots of gifted men and passed different cultivation methods on to them. He also crossed words or exchanged words with superpower holders. No matter where they came from or what ethnicity they belonged to, Li Mu would list them as his disciples to cultivate only if they were talented and honest.
He once visited the vampire tribe in Romania with Luo Xuanxin; he dove into the deep end of the Pacific Ocean with Qiu Shuiming who practiced water cultivation methods to see the terrifying sea beasts; he flew to the topmost heaven with Lu Xun and climbed every grand mountain in the world with Xiao Dong to find his talents. He took them to the proper place to cultivate and teach them.
Legends about the Eastern God of Martial Arts began to circulate around the world.
The powers and organizations who did evil on the underground could hardly escape Li Mu’s tough punishment. All of them were uprooted mercilessly.
All of a sudden, the climate in the world got better.
Cults and terrorists disappeared one by one.
So did some malicious men and belligerent military organizations.
Li Mu also showed no mercy to those demagogic hypocrites.
The earth only had twenty years to make preparations.
They only had less than fourteen years left.
Li Mu speculated that the “forced demolition” proposed by the old faker probably pointed to the day when the Force of Taoist Principles disappeared. Fourteen years later, when this guarding force vanished, the earth would have to face the numerous cruel enemies from space alone. At that time, if the scientific exploits or the martial arts on the earth were unable to defend against the outer enemies, the earth and all the creatures on it would be doomed.
Fourteen years was an extremely short period. So Li Mu didn’t have time to argue about humanity, what was right or wrong, or about human rights with those conspirators and hypocrites.
He removed the overgrown grass mercilessly to ensure that the useful grass could grow vigorously.
Li Mu’s efforts were paying off.
The union, communication and cooperation between countries reached an unprecedented stage.
The speed of the earth changing into a global village was faster than in any other era.
In an blink of an eye, a year passed.
Over the past year, there were dozens of Heaven and fairylands opening, one after the other.
Based on Black Dragon’s diary and his own observations, Li Mu had a clear understanding of Heaven and the space-time vortex in Heaven.
In the Spring of 2014…
The whole area of the Qinling Mountains were shrouded in white mist.
A year later, the Qinling Heaven reopened.
In the meantime, more than twenty fairylands of all sizes reopened as well.
Li Mu walked out of the Burning Lamp Temple and smiled, while he looked at the dense mist in the Qinling Mountains.
This was not the opening of a small fairyland, but a sizable opening of Heaven around the world. It suggested that Li Mu’s estimation was right. The channel that connected the earth and the Star Region beyond the solar system would be officially opened up following the opening of Heaven. Over the past year, the space-time vortex once sealed in the Qinling Heaven by Li Mu expanded to more than ten thousand meters in diameter.
Li Mu stepped into the white space mist.
At this time, millions of martial arts masters from home and abroad had started their expedition and cultivation.
The masters going there this year were over a hundred times when compared to the past year. However, just like scattering a handful of sand over the Pacific Ocean, the amount was negligible for the enormous Qinling Heaven. Those masters were sent to different places inside the Heaven. They were thousands of miles away from each other, therefore they might not see each other even when the Heaven closed since the Heaven was too large.
Li Mu approached the space vortex.
“Mr. Li, you’re here.”
Camilla—a gorgeous blonde from Germany and the leader of the Black Steel Organization—was waiting for him in the space vortex with Bettina. His beautiful eyes were filled with love and admiration at the sight of Li Mu. Throughout the past year, Li Mu had once visited the Black Steel Organization and guided her to practice the Cultivation Method. At the moment, everyone in the world knew that Camilla, the strongest swordsman in Germany, was Li Mu’s ardent admirer.
Li Mu smiled.
It was a little tricky for Li Mu to deal with his beautiful woman’s active pursuit.
How to deal with relationships was always his weakness.
“I will enter the space-time vortex to explore the extragalactic nebula,” Li Mu said.
Camilla said in a hurry, “I am willing to go with you to serve you.”
Li Mu laughed and said, “You’re not qualified for doing this. Practice in the Heaven. I will take you to the nebula one day.”
Li Mu leaped, then turned into a flash and entered the space vortex directly.