LLS Chapter 195 – Spirit of Flame and Smoke

Chapter 195 – Spirit of Flame and Smoke
Translated by: May
Edited by: Shiroyukineko
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Xiao Wen Li stopped Yue Yang. However, she didn’t make a move.

She just looked at the dead lady with her head tilted to one side. She was blinking her eyes as if she was thinking of some solutions.

When all of them looked at her, putting their hopes on her, Xiao Wen Li could only shake her head inaudibly at Yue Yang indicated that she had no solution. Yue Bing embraced Xiao Wen Li and cried broken-heartedly, “Please think about it. There must be a way. You could certainly think of a good solution. Please think about it again. I beg you, please.”

Ye Kong and the Li Brothers were watching Xiao Wen Li anxiously, hoping that she would perform a miracle.

Princess Qian Qian gripped Yue Yang’s arms tightly while she embraced Yue Yu. She was extremely nervous. In fact, not only her, Yue Yang was extremely nervous too. He knew that Xiao Wen Li shook her head because she was really out of ideas, but he still hoped that there would be a miracle.

Xiao Wen Li was bewildered as Yue Bing embraced her and cried loudly.

She looked at Yue Yang. Suddenly, she made a hand gesture to Yue Yang.

Yue Yang was startled.

Could it be that Xiao Wen Li wanted to speak to him alone? As Yue Yang was struck by a thought, he took her in his arms. He asked her, pleasantly surprised, “Do you have a solution?”

Xiao Wen Li grabbed Yue Yang’s hand and bit his hand softly until the blood was coming out from his finger.

She blew the wound on Yue Yang’s finger with her small little mouth as she felt sorry for Yue Yang. She then pulled his finger towards the dead lady’s forehead and used the blood to draw a Rune on it.

When they saw her making her moves, everyone held their breath as they were afraid that they would disturb her.

Yue Yang felt that the Rune was a little familiar. It seemed like he had seen it somewhere else. However, Xiao Wen Li had already drawn a Contract Runic Circle on the dead lady’s forehead before Yue Yang could recall where he saw it before. Princess Qian Qian shook her head soundlessly. Although a human could form a contract with any beasts, it was impossible for a human to form a contract with another human. This Ancient Law could never be changed. A warrior could form a contract with a Humanoid Beast, but absolutely not with a human. It was impossible to form a contract with a weak human no matter how strong the warrior was.

Princess Qian Qian couldn’t understand the Xiao Wen Li’s actions but she knew that no contract could be made between humans.

Xiao Wen Li drew the runes all the way down from the dead lady’s cheek, neck, shoulder and chest with blood as she held Yue Yang’s finger.

Lastly, a giant Runic Circle was drawn on the position of the dead lady’s heart again with Yue Yang’s blood. As she finished drawing, she held Yue Yang’s finger and kissed it. She felt sorry for Yue Yang. Her big and adorable eyes were filled with tears and was about to cry.

Actually Yue Yang didn’t mind to lose some blood as long as there was hope. He wouldn’t even mind it even if he had to pay a high price to save the tavern girl.

“I’m alright. Good girl, don’t cry.” Yue Yang comforted Xiao Wen Li by holding her in his arms softly and kissing her little cheek.

“Ung.” Xiao Wen Li then did a hand gesture, trying to say that she needed some fire. It seemed like she wanted to burn the dead body of the lady.

“We’ll go and get some alcohol and oil. We will be back in a short while.” Ye Kong and the Li Clan Brothers immediately turned and dashed out. However, when they brought the alcohol and oil back, Xiao Wen Li shook her hands. She then pulled Yue Yang’s hand and shook it.

Could it be that Yue Yang had to burn the body himself?

Ye Kong handed the alcohol to Yue Yang but Xiao Wen Li still shook her head.

Yue Yang was struck by a thought. Could it be that Xiao Wen Li wanted him to use [Nirvana’s Flame]?

That [Nirvana Flame] was no joke. Once it was used, the whole area would probably be destroyed. It would put Yue Bing and Princess Qian Qian in danger.

As Yue Yang thought of the consequences, Yue Yang wrapped the dead body with a bedsheet. He had decided to bring the dead body to a suitable place then only he could think of a way to use [Nirvana’s Flame].

He opened a Teleportation Scroll and raised the teleportation gate that led to the Dimension of Duel where he had fought against Tu Cheng.

Of course, Ye Kong and Fatty Hai were scrambling to enter the teleportation gate. Princess Qian Qian, Yue Yu and Yue Bing were anxious too, hence they also entered the teleportation gate. The bodies of the Golden Giant, Tu Cheng and the Silver Giant, Kuang Zhan were still on the ground. The corpses of the Golden Dragon and Ancient Giant Beast were also found all over the ground disorderly. The volcanoes buried underground hadn’t exploded. What surprised Yue Yang the most was that the bodies and corpses hadn’t decayed and looked intact even though they were there for more than ten days.

“Please stay away.” Yue Yang requested Ye Kong and the rest who were watching in a circle to step further away.

Ye Kong and the rest hurriedly moved back a few steps. Yue Yang looked at them helplessly. Seeing that they had not moved as far as he’d like, he flew further away himself, bring the dead body of the tavern girl with him.

Although he still couldn’t use his Innate Strength now, when he unleashed his power, the impact from the energy was like a hurricane, immediately blowing Ye Kong and the others away with the shockwave.

Even the awfully heavy Fatty Hai was also blown away by the shockwave. As he fell down, he was so astonished that he couldn’t speak. They knew that Yue Yang was very powerful, but they never expected that he was actually this strong, possessing such an unbelievable strength! Princess Qian Qian fared better as she already knew about Yue Yang’s strength. However, both Yue Yu and Yue Bing were so stunned that they couldn’t close their mouths.

Yue Bing immediately summoned her grimoire as she saw Yue Yang intended to enhance the explosion even more.

On the other side, Fatty Hai also clumsily summoned his grimoire. After a long time, he finally summoned his grimoire. With their protective shields erected, Yue Yang didn’t have to worry that his [Nirvana’s Flame] would hurt Yue Bing and the rest.

Yue Yang attempted to condense [Nirvana’s Flame] on his palm.

It was easier to control [Nirvana’s Flame] in his Innate State. Yue Yang still couldn’t summon [Nirvana’s Flame] smoothly after he tried hard for a long time. Xiao Wen Li gestured at Yue Yang not to be distressed. She held Yue Yang’s legs tightly with her little hands as she waited for him quietly. Then, suddenly, a dark golden Ancient Rune appeared on Yue Yang’s body and the [Nirvana’s Flame] finally condensed on Yue Yang’s palm. The dead body of the tavern girl was burned into ashes in just a second.

There seemed to be a kind of Runic Circle burning inside the [Nirvana’s Flame] for two seconds.

However, the dead body of the tavern girl had vanished in a puff of smoke and disappeared without a trace as the [Nirvana’s Flame] faded away on Yue Yang’s palm. It was like the tavern girl had never existed in the world before.

Even Innate Rankers couldn’t endure [Nirvana’s Flame], let alone an ordinary lady.

Yue Yang was dumbstruck.

He never thought that he wouldn’t even have time to regret his actions. The dead body of the tavern girl had been burned down within a second.

Seeing that her Resurrection Ritual had failed, Xiao Wen Li couldn’t help but to hug Yue Yang and cried out loudly. It was the first time she had cried out so dejectedly. From her point of view, she had not only destroyed the chance to resurrect the lady, she had also wasted a lot of Yue Yang’s blood. For a moment, she couldn’t accept her failure and cried out loudly as she threw herself into Yue Yang’s arm. Her tears spilled all over Yue Yang.

“It’s ok. Don’t cry. This is her fate. It’s not your fault!” Yue Yang was very sad too, but resurrecting a dead person couldn’t be forced. It was the lady’s fate that she couldn’t be revived. It was not Xiao Wen Li’s fault.

“Wuwuwu…” Xiao Wen Li cried broken-heartedly.

This was the first time she cried like a child in front of Yue Yang. It was so different from her usual image as a little god of war.

Yue Yang breathed a gentle sigh. He caressed her back lightly and kissed her tears away gently.

He had tried his best, but he had failed…

The pitiful tavern girl’s life was so desolate and sad. She even lost her only opportunity to revive.

She had lived tragically throughout her whole life. Yue Yang shook his head as he saw the others crying sorrowfully. After he collected the dead bodies of Tu Cheng, Kuang Zhan, the Golden Dragon and Ancient Giant Beast, he held Xiao Wen Li who was still crying and prepared to leave this sad place.

Suddenly, a volcano which was hidden under the ground exploded.

Boom Boom!

The fiery lava spouted high to the sky along with the trembling sound that shook the ground.

Yue Yang was astounded. These volcano traps were actually designed by Tu Cheng to injure him. It would not explode if no one triggered them. Why did it suddenly break through and exploded?

Boom, boom, boom, boom……….

Ten volcano which were hidden under the ground exploded one by one. The blood-red lava spouted high up into the sky. The volcanic ash, thick smoke and the blood-red lava flowed out from the volcano. Before Yue Yang could react, Yue Yu suddenly screamed emotionally. “Come here, quick! Look here. There’s a weird shadow there… Everyone, look!” Yue Yang looked at the direction where Yue Yu had pointed and discovered a weird shadow formed by flames and thick smokes flying hither and thither in the lava. It seemed like it was having fun as it moved in and out of the lava.

“What is that?” Yue Yang noticed that the shadow which was made up of around 30% flame and 70% thick smoke looked very similar to the dead tavern girl.

The shadow didn’t have a solid body. Her body could barely be seen in the midst of raging flame and smoke. Her body changed irregularly, as if she could twist and deform anytime. For a moment, she became a column of smoke rising high up into the sky. In the next moment, she had became a fireball and smashed into the lava.

The lava was not only harmless to the shadow’s body, but also increased its energy.

The thick smoke and lava from the volcano became part of the shadow’s body as she moved in and out of the volcanoes.

Yue Yang caught a glimpse of a familiar rune on the forehead of the shadow. A bunch of indistinct Runic Circles which could barely be seen were found on her body too. This shadow was indeed the evolved tavern girl. She didn’t die, instead, she became a ‘Smoke Lady’ whose body was made up of thick smoke and flame. She neither looked like a human nor beast. It was hard to categorized her into any category.

However, everyone was cheering for she was revived regardless of how she looked.

Xiao Wen Li was the happiest one. She held Yue Yang’s neck and cheered out emotionally.

Although the Resurrection Ritual wasn’t successful, it hadn’t entirely failed either. Part of her thought was right. At least the lady who had wasted a lot of Yue Yang’s blood had her soul revived, although her body was completely destroyed.

“She seems to not recognize us anymore…” When Princess Qian Qian called her a few times, the Smoke Lady who was made up of thick smoke and flame twisted her body and came up to stand in front of Princess Qian Qian as she swirled a pillar of thick smoke. She stared at Princess Qian Qian with her flaming eyes for a while and left as she couldn’t recognize her. She looked like a child who had lost all her memory, and only cared about playing happily all by herself.

“It’s alright as long as she is happy.” Yue Yang smiled. Perhaps this was the best ending for the tavern girl.

If she still retained her previous life’s memory, it would only make her suffer even more.

Without the restriction of the body, wasn’t it better for her to have fun without care or worries? Sometimes it was a form of happiness when one’s couldn’t remember or understand a thing.

Yue Yu nodded her head as she agreed with Yue Yang. She also thought the same.

Yue Bing smiled brightly with her face which was still covered with tear stains. The storm had finally come to an end. She held Yue Yang’s arm, acted in a slightly coquetting manner, “Brother, let’s bring her home even if she is in this form.”

“Let her stay and live her life here. She belongs to this place. It might not be good for her to return to Soaring Dragon Continent.” Yue Yang stroked lightly on Yue Bing’s little head as he rejected her suggestion.

“Wouldn’t she feel lonely if she stays here alone?” Yue Bing asked, as she was reluctant to be part with the lady.

“It doesn’t matter. We will visit her when we are free.” Yue Yang carried Xiao Wen Li with one of his hand as he opened a Teleportation Scroll with his other hand. They were getting ready to leave.

When the Smoke Lady who had only bothered to play happily all by herself saw the figure of Yue Yang carrying Xiao Wen Li, she whirled and stood right in front of Yue Yang as she looked at him without blinking her flaming eyes. Yue Yang waved at her to say goodbye. Suddenly, she approached Yue Yang and gazed into his eyes. She even extended her flaming fingers, as if trying to touch Yue Yang’s eyes.

Princess Qian Qian was startled. Soon, she managed to react. “Yue Yang, she still has some memories. She still remember your eyes.”

Suddenly, the Smoke Lady took back her hands, turn into a thick smoke and flew up to the sky.

She turned into a fireball as she flew high up to the sky, before throwing herself rapidly into the nearest volcano. She then continued to play happily with the lava. Apparently, she couldn’t remember Yue Yang anymore. It was just some fragment of her memory that wouldn’t affect her state of mind.

Everyone breathed a quiet sigh. Yue Yang only smiled.

As he turned to leave, the Smoke Lady swirled back rapidly again. She followed behind Yue Yang then swirled to the front to look at his eyes.

“Yue Yang, try to summon her. She might be your beast…. Just give it a try.” In Princess Qian Qian’s opinion, the Smoke Lady couldn’t be called a human. She should belong to the category of element-type beast.

“Impossible. Human can’t form contracts with other human. This is absolutely not going to work.” Yue Yang also knew that warriors could only form contracts with beasts.

“Just give it a try. There’s a Contract Circle on her forehead!” Not only Princess Qian Qian was doubtful. Everyone had seen the fact with their own eyes. The Smoke Lady couldn’t be categorized as human anymore. Her memory had been lost while her body was formed by smoke and flame. The only thing left was her soul. All of them were wondering how this could happen.

Perhaps the Old Cunning Fox and Grandma Wu Teng would know what was happening. The best thing now would be to bring her out of the place.

Yue Yang tried to summon her in his heart. He noticed that there really was a connection of thought with the Smoke Lady.

However, it was very weak.

He tried to recall her but he noticed that there was some kind of resisting thought that rejected him.

The Smoke Lady who stared into Yue Yang’s eyes suddenly appeared shocked. She then transformed into a column of smoke, swirled high up into the sky, escaped into the lava and disappeared in an instant. Yue Yang was puzzled. He summoned Silver Grimoire. He felt dizzy when he opened it up.

As expected, a pattern of thick smoke and flame was added on the blank page.

Spirit of Flame and Smoke: Humanoid Element-Type, Silver-ranked Level 1, Incorporeal Body, Guardian Beast, Intangible, Special Skills – [Incorporeal Body], [Thick Smoke] and [Ignite].

Everyone was stunned as they looked at the book.

How could a perfectly ordinary human transform into a Guardian Beast?

They thought that one could only have one Guardian Beast. They didn’t know that Yue Yang had many Guardian Beasts, but they had also never seen a case where a human transformed into a Guardian Beast. What surprised Yue Yang the most was that he couldn’t control her. It proved that she had a high level of intelligence as she knew how to resist his will. Her intelligence level shouldn’t be lower than the Bloody Queen. If she was properly trained, her future would certainly be unlimited.

“Forget it. This is good enough!” Yue Yang felt that a good ending for this matter was enough. Anyway, there were bunch of things which were beyond him.

“Yeah. This is the best thing that could ever happen. I was hoping for this to happen.” When Yue Bing realized that the tavern girl who had saved her mother and younger sister wasn’t dead and had became her elder brother’s Guardian Beast, she was full of joy and happiness. She nodded her little head as she agreed with her elder brother.

When Yue Yang and the rest were about to leave, the Smoke Lady whirled out from the thick smoke and stared at Yue Yang’s leaving figure curiously.

Although she had lost her memory, there were a few fragments of memories which made her feel like Yue Yang was different from the others. She just didn’t know how to react properly.

Once they returned to White Stone City, Yue Yang asked Yue Bing to go to the reception and call the Old Cunning Fox.

As the Old Cunning Fox listened to them, he jumped in shock,”You must be kidding me. Both of you must be working together to trick me so that you can see me being humiliated, right? How could a human become a beast? This is impossible! A human is dead if he or she is dead. They can never be revived or be transformed into a beast. What kind of expression are you giving me? I am the Vice Principal who is so knowledgeable that I know everything about the universe. It would be humiliating if I don’t even know this kind of basic knowledge. Where is your proof? Let me see…. Oh! I’m going to faint!”

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83 comments

      • Joel Bright says:

        Ah, but that’s the rub. Is it possible to make others non human? Not easy and thus considered ‘impossible’.

        • Metazoxan says:

          Exactly. Probably the only reason it was possible was the resurrection ritual as it allowed them to revive a dead human as a non human.

          Otherwise human transformation probably isn’t possible at all in this universe. But since that ritual doesn’t seem widely known it’s not part of common knowledge.

  1. Zero says:

    Weird, I was almost certain that Yue Yang would lose an arm, a leg, and his little brothers body
    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

    • Wish says:

      She probably heard about it a long time ago because the were several instance where Xiao Wen Li played with his other sister and Fourth mother and she was out when he woke up and I think that Yue Bing was around for that or the other girls could have talked about her while he was asleep.

      • Kinsake says:

        That the error tho. Yue bing usually never home so there very little interaction between her and the little girl. Also since when did everyone in his group know about Xiao? At most they only know the bull, shadow and the Queen. He even say he like to hide Xiao because she was his trump card

        • Wish says:

          The girls at the time decided to not ask about Xiao Wen Li because the situation was very severe and then after the event they continued to play ignorant because they realize he has a lot of secrets he can’t talk about and if they did it would only complicate their relationship and they also believe that when he can talk about those secrets he will. They believe this because they have figured out that despite the fact that he acts like a playboy who doesn’t care they know he really does care. Also Yue Bing could have heard about Xiao during the family competition from the little girl or Fourth mother but I don’t think she would question it anyways because if Yue Yang told her that Xiao doesn’t exist she would accept it and act like she doesn’t exist. In fact while he was asleep for several days Xiao could leave his body and did on several occasions such as when he woke up Fourth mother was feeding her while Yue Bing was leaning over his bed. Actually she first saw her back when they first started looking for fourth mother when Yue Yang asked Xiao to use her sixth sense to try and find her.

        • Kinsake says:

          But the way he wrote the story is bad because when Xiao was summon in front of the girls for the first time, they didn’t even give one single reaction towards it as if they know already. But when he lvl up all of them were like “holy shet look at that” and Yue bing didnt see Xiao for the first time there it was with the Tavern girl where she first saw her. When Xiao was using her 6th sense. Yue Yang told his sister to go to the academy and find that old fox to help.

  2. YUNCCHI says:


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  3. hacen says:

    Like I said before, it’s most probably Yue Yang’s blood which has the feature of making contract. He did it with empress Fei Wen Li, he did it (most probably) with the mantis egg, he did it (most probably) with the golden beast, he did it with the tavern girl and he did it (most probably) with the mysterious beauty, too, while they were fighting against marquis Zi Jin.

    • Doskas says:

      The golden beast was also blood contract. But in terms of the mysterious girl she is a human so he can’t but as for why the tavern girl could be contracted is probably because at the time she was a corpse which may circumvent the rules. Second does it matter where the soul is form or what it is currently connected to as a body. If the soul is in a human body its a human but if that person dies and reincarnates into a demon does it make that person a demon or are they still a human? I’m guessing the ancient law only pertains to the physical vessel allowing the soul to marge with the flame and smoke allowing a contract to be made as the physical body is no longer human.

  4. jpmrblood says:

    Hmm…. That counterfeit inherent skill made sense. It seemed Yue Yang possessed a body that could bless lives. It was a defense mechanism to protect Yue Yang from predators. A fair skill considering the high risk possesing such body.

    Thank you for the chapter.

  5. D Evans says:

    Why is no one shocked about wen li or asking questions about her,and how she comes out on her own or about what they did to the girl

    • GonZ says:

      Maybe they thought she’s yue yang guardian beast. Guardian beast have the most potential to be a holy beast or something… i say holy beast cause holy beast’s inteligence is equal or smarter than humans

      • Metazoxan says:

        4th mother assumed she was his guardian beast in the past so they probably think the same.

        Although funny enough she is a guardian beast just not his original one.

  6. Captain Facts says:

    This is still touching. She wanted to serve him always, and how better to do that than by being his guardian beast?

      • DMR says:

        Why? He learned from Master Weed himself >.<

        Besides, it is all Yue Yang's favorite things to eat… she should be honored 😛

    • Metazoxan says:

      He’ll probably give her whatever name he was going to give her human self before she died. She did ask for one after all but died before he could respond.

      Knowing him he probably thought of one but didn’t have time to say it. But since the Smoke Woman is her reborn self he’ll probably pass the name to her instead.

  7. Metazoxan says:

    Figured that would happen. After all remember that tripple strengthening skill he learned from the gold guy required an elemental type to be the third spirit. So even though he apparently learned how to do the skill he could still only use double strengthening since he didn’t have an elemental.

    But now he has an elemental so he should be able to use triple strengthening. Not to mention that magic blade of his is a fire and smoke type as well so it will work well with her powers.

    • Joel Bright says:

      The triple strengthening is a trick that uses 3 beasts. He just needs to get the essence of the skill and I expect him to make a 10 times strengthen skill using his shadow eventually.

      • Metazoxan says:

        But the essence of the skill required two strengthening beasts and one elemental.

        Maybe it’s possible to do triple strengthen with 3 strengthening types but that would be another skill entirely.

        The Gold dude’s version apparently required an elemental to fill the third spot. But even if it’s not required merging with an element like that is likely a hell of a lot more effective than just boosting raw strength again.

        So in any case he knows how to merge with 2 strengthening types and one elemental and now he has an elemental.

        • Wish says:

          This is a spoiler if you don’t want that then just tell me to delete comment.

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          He never uses the fire lady to do triple strengthening.

        • Metazoxan says:

          wtf did the author just forget all about it? He specifically mentioned him using his eyes to copy that guy’s triple skill then soon after gives him an elemental spirit.

          I hate it when authors set stuff up like that and then do nothing with it.

        • Wish says:

          Idk if he forgot about it but he just doesn’t use any strengthening beasts other than the shadow. Fatty does at some point so that might be more towards his end game abilities.

    • Metazoxan says:

      No last chapter was sad. This one was more bitter sweet as she was revived but it’s more like reincarnation than actual resurrection.

        • Metazoxan says:

          Actually she might not. The author might be treating this more as a true reincarnation with her starting her life completely over.

          So she might stay without her old memories and just make new ones instead.

        • Joel Bright says:

          Her not gaining her old memories is a very good thing as her previous life was absolutely horrible. No one needs to remember that kind of life.

        • Metazoxan says:

          But at the same time this brings up the question of “what is self”.

          What I mean is does that even count as her anymore without her memories? Is she even still the same person at all or is she a new being made from her soul?

          Memories are a big part of who you are and losing them means losing a part of yourself. So it’s a bit sad that she lost them even if they were bad memories.

  8. DMR says:

    Thanks for the chapter XD

    Wait….Yue Bing and the rest should have had more shock towards Cute little Wen Li (Shooooo adowabwe this chaptow).

    • Metazoxan says:

      She was wandering around those 10 days the MC was asleep plus most of them were there when she saved 4th mother.

      He really hasn’t made much effort to hide her from anyone he actually knows. He just doesn’t want her walking around too much in public.

      • DMR says:

        He can’t keep her hidden…. but before, only 2 people (other than the servants) saw her, and most thought his Cow Shadow was the Guardian Beast… so her existence was pretty secret…

        • Metazoxan says:

          Again only to the public. Most of the girls saw the little Lamia before this point one way or another.

          He only tries to keep her secret to the extent of not showing her off needlessly. but out of all his secrets she’s one of the ones he reveals the most easily.

        • DMR says:

          Yah, but it hasn’t been that long, and they didn’t question it….

          Though it might be that they were shocked back when he was knocked out and the events later made them not question it…

  9. LordFifth says:

    Goddamit another beast added to his harem collection. I still want to know what the Golden Beast looks like, or even is exactly…other then it’s the last Tonn TIan Tower inhabitant left we know pretty much nothing about it.

  10. hegemonster says:

    yue yang said that xiao wen li will shock everyone and now this happened, looks like the author is in a bit of a hurry

  11. Mugiwara says:

    Author’s POV is weird.. So she is still herself if she don’t have her memories? It’s like if she is already died : a living corpse, something like a zombie. Digusting, really. Now she is become a monster and of course later she will be trained by her “Master”.

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