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Chapter 15

Jiang Le seemed to be in an enviable position as he walked with three of the most beautiful maidens in the realm. But he was actually despondent and was greatly depressed.

He used to hanker after the beauty of these three enchanting maidens but he could no longer experience anything now. It seemed like a part of his soul was gone now, changing him into another person.

Qingshuang noticed his despondent look and shrugged him gently, “You are now at the Level of Genesis and after you have overcome it, you will reach the Enlighten Level. But until you can truly overcome the Genesis Level, your eyes will remain as crimson. So wear a straw hat and cover your eyes well. You don’t want too many people to spread the news that there is a red eye man around, lest it will attract unwanted attention.”

Xue Ji nodded and said humorously, “You know when I was in the Genesis Level, I was confined for almost a hundred years in the Tranquil Palace! A hundred years!”

Xia Ji wailed at the same time, “Same here as well! We’re so pitiful…”

Qingshuang hummed coldly, “Are you saying that I am at fault for confining you?”

Xue Ji smiled and pointed at Jiang Le, “Why isn’t Jiang Le in the confinement. Why is he an exceptional?”

Qingshuang smiled and raised her hand to slap Xue Ji but she tiptoed behind Jiang Le and cried softly, “Protégé Aunt, you are such a meanie!”

Jiang Le knew that they were trying to distract him from his unhappiness. His eyes were appreciatively and for the very first time, he knew what it was like to be part of a protégé clan. Now he wished that he had been kinder to them in the past.

He said quietly, “I am so ignorant. There is a mountain beyond a mountain and a sky beyond a sky. I have thought that with my martial level, I am truly unbeatable.”

Qingshuang knew what he was thinking and said gently, “I don’t know who this Desolate Old Man is but judging from what you have said, he has to be on the level of the Seventh Sense or above.”

Jiang Le asked, “Why is that so?”

Qingshuang said, “What do you feel when you have fought with Yueling and I?”

Jiang Le muttered, “It is like I am fighting against air…”

Qingshuang nodded, “That is because we are celestial practitioners and not your normal martial experts. We have already sense your attack forms even before you have acted. That is because I can see the energy vitals in your body.”

Jiang Le was startled, “You can see my energy vitals? How is it possible…”

Qingshuang said quietly, “You may think that is not possible but we can. In the martial fraternity, the martial experts are always relying on their unbeatable and hidden techniques to overcome their opponent. But such tactics are almost useless to the celestial practitioners of the Transverse Level and above.”

She sighed softly and added, “I can tell from your mocking eyes during our first encounter that you are simply restraining yourself. But even if you did not restrain yourself, there is still no way you can beat Yueling or I. Do you know? Just as you have restrained yourself, we have also restrained ourselves. You may even refer to exponents like us as the super exponents in the martial fraternity and that you think you can find renown by defeating us. But of course, we are virtually nameless in the martial fraternity so it is quite pointless for you to do so even if you have defeated us. Unlike you, we are always restraining ourselves and trying to maintain a low profile. Even though we have not met that Desolate Old Man and do not know why he did this to you but the lady from the Righteous Heaven Sect is equally mysterious and dangerous. In that encounter with her alone, our sect would have been totally wiped out!”

Jiang Le found himself listening intently. He heaved a soft sigh. Had he been too egotistic and insolent?

That was precisely why he had found his life now at rock bottom!

He thought miserably, “Does it mean that all my skills and techniques are useless?”

Qingshuang seemed to be able to read his mind and said gently, “The swordplay and techniques that you have mastered will be helpful to you in the future. It isn’t because we don’t trust you but we have recognized that you have your own martial style. That is why we did not impart to you the martial skills of the Tranquil Palace.”

Jiang Le muttered as he clenched his fists, “It’s not good enough. I need more superior swordplay.”

Qingshuang closed her eyes and said melancholy, “The sense of triumphant is too strong in your heart and will be detrimental to your future attainment. You should learn to let it go and seek the peace within yourself…”

Jiang Le shook his head and smiled weakly, “It is easier for you to say so but that Desolate Old Man has taken away my manhood. I cannot forgive him and I cannot forgive myself for being so weak.”

He found himself shaking uncontrollably. It was because today he had lost something that was invaluable to him. He swore to find this hateful Desolate Old Man and to make him pay for what he had done to him!

Qingshuang looked at him and said wordlessly, “Jiang Le…”

When Xia Ji saw that Jiang Le was still depressed, she heaved a soft sight and she said sharply. “We don’t even know her name and all she gives us is just a token to get into the Righteous Heaven Clan? The Kunlun Prime Mountains are so vast. How do you expect us to get there? It is more than a thousand miles from where we are!”

Xue Ji blurt out, “So we are leaving our protégé mistress behind?”

Qingshuang smiled gently, “With her cultivation, she is able to divine our whereabouts. As long as we are not in danger, she needn’t worry. Even if we take months or years, it doesn’t matter to her.”

Xue Ji smiled weakly, “I say it doesn’t really matter to the two of you. Sister Xia and my cultivation level aren’t as highly therefore we are really anxious.”

Xia Ji laughed softly, “That’s right! Moreover this is the first time we are traveling to a faraway place and we don’t know if those protégés of the Righteous Heaven Clan will bully us or not!”

Xue Ji nodded, “Hmph! Or it is just a low level trick to steal our clan secret celestial skills!”

All of a sudden Qingshuang’s phoenix eyes danced dangerously at the surroundings, “Someone is here. Why are you so rude? If you are already here, why don’t you make your appearance?”

Jiang Le was startled as he looked at his surroundings keenly but he could not see a soul!

He thought, “There is really someone here?”

Even Xue Ji and Xia Ji were alarmed as they drawn out their swords defensively. It was because they knew that their protégé aunt could not be wrong.

A handsome young man in a white priest robe and a sword on his back had emerged from the surroundings.

Xia Ji grasped almost immediately, “What a charming man…”

Even Xue Ji was blushing as she stared at this young man in priest robe.

Qingshuang was expressionless while Jiang Le was appraising the newcomer with his sword drawn out as he asked, “Who are you?”

 

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Chapter 14

Jiang Le woke up with an agonizing scream and he was sweating profusely!

Qingshuang gentle voice could be heard, “You’re alright now. Calm down.”

He opened his eyes and saw that Qingshuang, Xue Ji and Xia Ji had gathered around him.
But instead of looking at them, he was reaching for his crotch area with his trembling fingers!

Xia Ji said quietly, “The pain must have hurt him very badly.”

When Jiang Le touched his crotch area, he was afraid and anxious but all of a sudden his spirits rose again, “It is still there?”

His eyes were wide with bewilderment!

He thought, “I didn’t lose it?…”

Qingshuang said quietly, “It is real. Even though it is not physical but a celestial expert had actually severed your manhood. You are really a eunuch now.”

Jiang Le stared in the blank air as he trembled, “I have really…no feeling below…”

Qingshuang turned to ask Xue Ji, “Xue’Er, just exactly what has happened earlier?”

Xue Ji stammered, “I…really don’t know…”

Qingshuang asked, “Jiang Le?”

Jiang Le murmured slowly, “He calls himself the Desolate Old Man of the Six Realm Sect.”

Then he was startled as he looked around him panicky, “Where is he now?”

Qingshuang sighed softly as she patted him gently, “It is alright now. You are safe. When we have found you, we saw only a lady though.”

She flashed the silver token and said, “She claims to be from the Righteous Heaven Clan and specially request for you to go to the Prime Mountains. If you are able to find the Righteous Heaven Clan then they will initiate you in the more powerful celestial arts.”

Xia Ji said, “If Jiang Le is able to find the location of the Righteous Heaven Clan then it is considered his good destiny to be able to cultivate to a higher level and he may even bring back the evaluated cultivation practice back to our clan. Except that I don’t think we can make it in time if we are to travel to the place that Jiang Le has mentioned. Both destinations are in the opposite direction.”

Jiang Le said firmly, “I am going to the Prime Mountains to seek cultivation.”

Then he got up and bowed on his knees respectfully at Qingshuang, Xue Ji and Xia Ji before saying, “Please forgive me. I have lied to everyone that I am an orphan. I am Jiang Le, the young master of the Sacred Sword Manor. Huangfu Chuiyuan is my fraternity name and Huangfu is the name of my martial clan.”

Qingshuang said quietly, “We know.”

Jiang Le was startled, “You know?”

Qingshuang smiled gently as she looked intently at him, “You may think that you are a masterful liar. While this may works in the martial fraternity but we are all celestial practitioners here. We can see and hear from your emotions. When you have attained to my level of divinity and have pondered the mysteries of the Seventh Sense Level, you would be able to understand.”

She lowered her glance, not looking into Jiang Le as she said wordlessly to herself, “The way that you have looked at me, how do I not know how you feel toward me? But is it fair to Yueling? We are celestial practitioners. We have no destiny until we have ascended. Any sexual act will cost us our attainment. The price is too heavy to be paid. It is better that we stay things as it is…”

All of a sudden Xue Ji gasped with a soft cry. “Look! Jiang Le’s eyes have turned crimson!”
Qingshuang was startled as she said excitedly, “It is real. Don’t tell me that he has overcome his Divine Calamity and have reached the Genesis level now?”

Xia Ji smiled and clapped her hands, “He is a celestial practitioner now, just like us!”

Jiang Le muttered, “I am a celestial practitioner now? When did I overcome the Divine Calamity?”

Qingshuang looked at Jiang Le keenly, “The Divine Calamity can take many forms and may not be malevolent. But your Divine Calamity doesn’t have any forthcoming omen. That is weird indeed.”

Xue Ji asked, “So we are going to the Prime Mountains instead?”

Jiang Le said solemnly, “The sword that I have mentioned is in the Sacred Sword Manor. However my father won’t allow me to take it out of the manor. Since it is in safe hands, shall we go to the Prime Mountains instead?”

Qingshuang nodded slowly, “As you wish.”

Jiang Le was slightly startled by her amicable reply. He was expecting her to disagree. The truth was, he was too humiliated to return home and till now, he found it impossible to believe that the white robe man could have broken his epitome sword technique with such ease?

Was he human? Or a celestial practitioner? If he wants to defeat the white robe man then he had to cultivate the advance celestial arts.

He found himself shaking uncontrollably. It was because today he had lost something that was invaluable to him. He swore to find and let the Desolate Old Man pay for this vendetta.

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Chapter 13

The white robe man aka the Desolate Old Man whispered in Jiang Le’s ears, “After I have castrated you, you can cultivate in peace. Maybe you can even learn a skill or two divine skills that only a eunuch would be able to learn!”

Jiang Le could only stare at him coldly for this white robe man was entirely solemn and he was aiming at his crouch now!

The white robe man rubbed his nose and smile, “This will be a clean cut and you don’t even need to take off your pant. You ought to be grateful to me…”

Jiang Le struggled to muster the remaining of his strength to deliver his sword finger at the white robe man but before he could hit him, the white robe man had swung the Divine Gallantry and Jiang Le was screaming out in pain in his crouch area!

He could only mutter incoherently toward the end of his scream, “You will regret not killing me. I will not forget about this vendetta…”

The white robe man grinned as he watched Jiang Le passed out, “You’re a eunuch now.”

“Isn’t this a little too much, turning him into a eunuch?” A gently and beautiful voice was heard and an alluring maiden had stepped coolly from behind the cover of a tree.

The white robe man growled unhappily, “Are you here to interfere with my plans?”

This alluring maiden hummed coldly, “Even if I have ten lives, I won’t dare to! For you are the Desolate Old Man and Grandmaster of the Six Realms Sect!”

The white robe man said, “Are you are saying that if you got more lives, you would dare to try?”

The alluring maiden gave a gentle smile before she walked to the white robe man and then all of a sudden, she had raised her foot to kick him!

But the white robe man seemed to have anticipated the attack and had moved his body aside.

The alluring maiden laughed gently before she raised her hands as she sent hundreds of beaming needles at him. In a blink of an eye, she had made a dozen hand gestures!

The white robe man was startled as he quickly swung his sword several times, deflecting the needles!

The alluring maiden asked, “So what do you think of my technique versus his Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike?”

The white robe man lowered his sword to say, “I must say that it is really fast. One of the fastest swordplay that I have ever seen. To think that at such a young age, he has already mustered to the sword energies level. Moreover, he is able to muster his sword energies at such a short notice. With such a masterful sword art and such an epitome sword technique in his hands, he has plenty of potential. Moreover, his Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike can still be better.”

The alluring maiden raised her eyebrows, “Is that so? Are you looking to fight him again?”

The white robe man nodded lightly as he dropped the Divine Gallantry that was in his hands, “Maybe.”

The alluring maiden smiled, “Maybe only? You mean that even if he trains for a hundred year, he isn’t your match? You’re so insolent nowadays. Let me ask you. This maiden here, is she your new spoil of war?”

The white robe man smiled awkwardly before he turned around and vanished into the forest, “With you around, I dare not claim any spoil of war. Since you are so insistent on protecting them today, I will let them go this time.”

The alluring maiden chuckled and shouted in the direction where he had vanished, “Then I should express my little thanks. But never say I didn’t warn you, there are some dangerous monstrous beasts in that direction…”

All of a sudden there was a monstrous roar in the thick canopy of the forest and a scream was heard from the white robe man…

The alluring maiden looked at the unconscious Jiang Le and Xue Ji before she smiled wryly, “So what have we here. A eunuch and a lovely maiden. What a pity for this Jiang Le for he has to live with it now.”

Suddenly she was smiling, “So they are finally here. What’s takes them this long?”

In the next instant, Qingshuang and Xia Ji had flashed next to her and had attacked her!

Xue Ji shouted angrily, “How dare you attack the protégés of the Tranquil Palace!”

Qingshuang flashed her sword, “Who are you?”

The alluring maiden flurried her sleeves and deflected the sword attacks that were directed at her as she took a glance at Qingshuang, “You are at the Seventh Sense Level? Interesting.”

Qingshuang was startled as she took several quick steps back, “You’re a celestial practitioner?”

The alluring maiden did not reply her and instead, she was smiling and displaying one finger stance after one another against Xia Ji!

Xia Ji was breathing softly as she took several steps back as well, “She’s strong. I can’t seem to place a hit on her even though she isn’t armed.”

The alluring maiden asked, “What? You are not playing with me anymore?”

Qingshuang had turned ashen as she whispered to Xia Ji, “I have never seen any martial exponent as deadly as her. She is just toying with us.”

Xia Ji and Qingshuang were extremely solemn and they were taking quick glances at each other.

Qingshuang said quietly, “We can’t perish here at the same time. Xia Ji, run at the first opportunity. I think I will still be able hold her off for a while.”

Xia Ji said immediately, “But…”

Qingshuang interrupted coldly, “No but. Now go!”

As she leapt forward, she had also pushed Xia Ji backward!

The alluring maiden hummed coldly as she flashed past Qingshuang and was next to Xia Ji. Before Xia Ji could react, she was struck by a tremendous windforce and she was floored onto the ground!

Qingshuang was startled as she quickly displayed the Windchaser sword technique followed by the Crescent Moonlight Cut as she flashed between Xia Ji and the alluring maiden.

The alluring maiden stepped aside as she blocked the attacking sword strokes with her fingers!

All of a sudden Qingshuang displayed a torrent of raining strokes and the fingers of the alluring maiden turned red with her blood!

The alluring maiden took several steps backward as she said unhappily, “It seems that I am the foolhardy one that attempt to fight someone this skilled with my mere fingers. I have almost lost my fingers!”

Qingshuang lifted Xia Ji up and said to the alluring maiden, “You still got a chance to flee while you are able to…”

Xia Ji cried out all a sudden, “Her fingers!…”

Even Qingshuang was startled for the wounds that were on the alluring maiden had completely healed!

They cried out at the same time, “Is this the…golden…”

The alluring maiden smiled, “That’s right. I have already mastered the Golden Invincible Body. Not only that, my celestial divinity is also much higher than you.”

Qingshuang asked coolly, “Who are you and what do you want?”

The alluring maiden smiled, “I don’t feel like telling who I am because you have attacked me so recklessly. When I am here, they are already in this state. You didn’t discern if I am foe or friend before attacking me. This doesn’t sound right at all.”

Xia Ji said coldly, “We don’t believe your crap on anything. Even if you are not a foe, you are still a celestial practitioner and can’t be trusted.”

The alluring maiden lit an alluring smile, “Fine, fine. To prove that I have no ill-intention, I am making a leave now. But oh, you have better comfort your little brother Jiang Le when he wakes up. Just in case, you do not know, the man earlier had just castrated him. That is none of my doing and business.”

Then she threw a silver token on the ground and said coolly, “This is the silver tablet of the Righteous Heaven Clan. Your clan is thereby invited to send its representatives before mid-autumn. I like this Jiang Le so please send him to us.”

Qingshuang was startled as she looked at Xia Ji. Who had not heard of the Righteous Heaven Clan? It is the most powerful leading celestial clan that is above the six major celestial clans. No celestial practitioners dare to trespass into their mountain domain of the Prime Mountains unless they were invited.

And every 60 years, they would give out their silver tokens to the various celestial clans to reveal the celestial secrets of the Righteous Heaven Clan to those that have the silver tokens. These protégés would then practice their celestial cultivation in the Righteous Heaven Clan until they could overcome their Emotion state of divinity.

Qingshuang asked, “You are really from the Righteous Heaven Clan?”

But the alluring maiden had already vanished from sight!

Xia Ji lowered her glance and said quietly, “The Righteous Heaven Clan only accept celestial protégés that are in the Divine State of Emotion and below. But our Jiang Le here hasn’t even overcome his divine calamity yet. Surely we can’t send him there? He is only courting his own death.”

Qingshuang said, “Let’s look at them first. Luckily she isn’t a dark celestial practitioner or I cannot imagine the consequences.”

Xia Ji nodded and called out to her protégé sister, “Xue’Er, are you alright? Please wake up…”

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Chapter 12

After a while later, Jiang Le was alone with Xue Ji as they strolled side by side in the mountain forests.

Jiang Le turned around and asked Xue Ji gently, “Senior Protégé Sister, you are afraid that I may escape so you are following me?”

Xue Ji answered with an alluring smile, “You have the mark of our sect on you. Even if you have wings, we will still be able to hunt you down. So don’t worry about it. You can try though.”

Jiang Le smiled as he paused in his tracks, “We’re in the open now and not in the Tranquil Palace anymore. Do you know that Swift Wind happens to be my fraternity name?”

Xue Ji laughed softly, “I really do not know! So you want to try escaping from me?”

Jiang Le grinned at her, “Nay. With such a lovely protégé sister that is alone with me now, I will be a fool to even try to escape, am I right? Maybe my dear Xue Ji will be the one that that will try to escape from a lecher like me.”

Xue Ji sighed softly, “Who is your dear? Mind your words. Do you know that how much attainment it will cost you if you do fall in love and have sexual relations? Therefore I will advise you to exercise some restraint and show a little respect for me, all for your wellbeing sake.”

She flashed Jiang Le a dangerous look, “Moreover, your martial skills are not as good as mine. Don’t say you wanna to lift your fingers on me, you won’t even have an opportunity to even touch me!”

But all of a sudden, she exclaimed aloud. “Who is there? Come out of your hiding…”

Before she could finish, she was knocked down on the ground by a windforce!

Jiang Le was startled as he caught sight of a shadow moving fast between them.

And then the shadow threw him a strike and Jiang Le parried with his scabbard just in the nick of time!

And in front of Jiang Le was a white robe man.

Jiang Le was startled by the sudden appearance of the white robe man for he had never seen anyone that could move as swift and as charismatic as him.

He asked slowly as he held onto the Divine Gallantry, “Who…are you?”

He knew that the white robe man was a dangerous foe because he was able to knock down Xue Ji with a single strike and he dare not be careless!

The white robe man smiled, “Good. You can block my attack with such a short notice. Impressive!”

Jiang Le clenched his fists and said coldly, “We have met before? You are that masked assailant that have ambushed me and caused me to fall down the cliff?”

The white robe man smiled broadly, “Alas, you are indeed smart. Then I shall reveal to you that I am also the one that had sent you that invitation.”

Jiang Le was immediately tensed up and said coldly, “Who are you and what do you want?”

The white robe man replied coolly, “Don’t you want to know what the highest level of swordplay is?”

Jiang Le growled, “You are baiting me.”

The white robe man said, “Am I right to say so, Huangfu Chuiyuan? You have defeated dozens of topnotch swordsmen in recent years. Your real name is Jiang Le but in the martial fraternity, you are known as Huangfu Chuiyuan. At least to them, you are pretty honest.”

Jiang Le smiled bitterly, “It seems that you have already known so much about me. I was a little careless that day and…”

The white robe man interrupted, “If you have not been in an intercourse with your lover that night and that you think that with the Divine Gallantry in your hands, you’re still able to defeat me?”

Jiang Le smiled as he unsheathed his divine sword, “With or without the Divine Gallantry, it is the same to me. Very soon, you will be a dead man. Your name and the name of your clan?”

The white robe man replied, “You may address me as the Desolate Old Man of the Six Realms Sect.”

Jiang Le smiled coldly, “You’re not so old yet you call yourself an old man.”

The white robe man smiled, “It is because that makes an interesting and respectful title. Don’t you agree?”

Jiang Le nodded, “I don’t disagree.”

The white robe man laughed, “That’s good. Say, let’s have our life and death duel right away. If you are able to win then I will let this beautiful maiden of yours go. If I am able to win then I will castrate you. What do you think?”

Jiang Le replied coldly, “If I am able to win then you will be dead. Whether you will let anyone go, is of no consequences.”

The white robe man grinned, “If I am able to win then don’t you think that it is considered your blessing to have witnessed a swordplay that is stronger than your Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike?”

Jiang Le hummed coldly, “You will regret it. However I do agree with your challenge. So where is your sword?”

The white robe man lifted his right hand forward, “I have no need of a sword. So Huangfu Chuiyuan, let me witness your Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike! Why don’t I let you have the benefit of the first strike?”

Jiang Le hummed coldly as he raised his sword in a flurrying display. In the next instant, an explosive amount of sword energies were imbued in his sword and he had flashed next to the white robe man, “If it is death wish that you have wished upon, I have no choice but to grant you!…”

The white robe man stared with his eyes in wonderment, “So this is the Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike…it is indeed extraordinary…”

Jiang Le said, “I didn’t want to display it. But only worthy opponents are able to witness my Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike…”

But to his utter surprise, the white robe man had deflected the tip of his sword with just his fingers and he was suddenly struck by a palm force on his chest that flung him backward!

Jiang Le coughed out blood as he turned ashen, “This is impossible. No one can see through my Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike. Especially not the first time…his reactions are just too supernatural….”

He was shocked because this white robe man had just defended and counter attacked against his Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike. His chest was supposedly to be his best defended position. No one could possibly have struck him in that position while the beaming sword energies of the Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike was in full display!

Jiang Le dropped his sword as his internal injuries seized him, “You have won. To think that there is someone that can break my sword technique so easily…Xue Ji, I am so sorry…”

The white robe man laughed jovially as he picked up the Divine Gallantry, “So your woman is now mine. And so tonight, I will use your divine sword to castrate you. You don’t have to feel sad because once you have embarked on the path of divinity, you won’t need this unnecessary part of your body anymore lest it destroys your hard earned attainment.”

Jiang Le did not question why he was able to pick his divine sword with such ease when not even Qingshuang was able to do so. But he had turned completely white when he had heard that this white robe man had intended to castrate him on the spot. For the very first time he was praying very hard that Qingshuang and Xia Ji would be here to aid him.

But a sudden thought struck him, “No! If they are here then they may come to harm as well…”

The white robe man said coldly as he raised the reflective blade of the Divine Gallantry, “This time, you won’t be as lucky as the last time.”

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Chapter 11

Qingshuang, Xue Ji and Xia Ji were taking Jiang Le at an astonishing pace up the mountains. As a matter of fact, they had been traveling for a day now but the distance that they had covered was akin to three days.

Luckily for Jiang Le, his swiftness movement skill was not weak so he followed them.

But when they had taken a turn to the right side of the lofty mountains, Jiang Le was alarmed as he quickly said, “You seem to know the way petty well? However, do you know that we are now encroaching upon the territory of the Thunder Herald Sect? They are a nasty batch of unorthodox cultists and won’t take too kindly to any intruders. I will suggest that we head another way before we are found out.”

Qingshuang took a soft glance at Jiang Le, seemingly smiling behind her veil before whispering. “In any case, it is too late. They are already here!”

There were thunderous flashes of light exploding around them as more than a hundred men wielding swords and sabres surrounded them.

A middle-age bearded man roared thunderously, “Do you think that you can intrude the domain of the Thunder Herald Sect just like this?”

Jiang Le hastily spoke, “Wait! We bear no ill-intention and is just passing by…”

Qingshuang interrupted as she lifted her eyes at the middle-age bearded man, “We are here to subjugate the Thunder Herald Sect. And who may you be?”

Jiang Le was stunned and he nearly coughed, “What? You didn’t tell me? This isn’t a time for jokes. Let’s us quickly apologize and leave.”

The middle-age bearded man roared with laughter, “You don’t know who I am? And you are here to subjugate our clan? This is so laughable.”

A demure maiden who was next to him began to wave her sword threatening, “Father, they are too insolent. Why don’t we just kill them with our thunder flashing bombs rather than waste our time talking to them?”

The middle-age bearded man laughed as he waved his daughter aside, “No hurry. I am Meng Qihuo, the Grandmaster of the Thunder Herald Sect. Just who are you guys and whose orders are you on? And who is the leader of your group?”

Qingshuang immediately said coldly, “Only a mere forty years had passed and have the Thunder Herald Sect forgotten the Tranquil Palace so readily?”

At the mention of the Tranquil Palace, Meng Qihuo began to turn ashen as he asked quietly, “You’re from the Tranquil Palace? Any proof?”

The demure maiden whispered impatiently, “Father, you don’t have to be so polite to them…”

Meng Qihuo shouted, “Shut up!”

The demure maiden was shocked for her father had never shouted at her before!

Qingshuang flashed out a gold and silver tablet, “Do you recognize the token of the Tranquil Palace? Are the present leadership of the Thunder Herald Sect so insolent to the Tranquil Palace?”

Meng Qihuo quickly shouted as he kneeled down, pulling his daughter onto the ground as well. “Kneel! Kneel!”

There were confusions as the protégés of the Thunder Herald Sect began to kneel onto the ground.

Meng Qihuo said respectfully, “Please forgive us for our insolences and we mean no disrespect. Even if I have a ten heads, I wouldn’t dare to offend the Sacred Messengers of the Tranquil Palace.”

Qingshuang nodded, “Good. At least you have not forgotten who the master and who the servant.”

Meng Qihuo muttered humbly, “Yes, yes…”

Jiang Le was surprised for he had not expected the powerful Thunder Herald Sect to be so obedient!

Qingshuang said, “Rise. Dismiss all the others and let’s have a little talk.”

Meng Qihuo nodded and gave a great shout, “Dismiss! I don’t want to see any of you!”

The demure maiden gasped, “Father…”

Meng Qihuo pushed her away, “Go quickly. I don’t want to repeat. Go!”

The demure maiden nodded and was gone.

Seeing that everyone was gone now, Meng Qihuo asked. “May I know what brings the esteemed Sacred Messengers here today?

Qingshuang replied, “Which are leading martial clans of the martial fraternity now?”

Jiang Le almost choked as he laughed and interrupted, “Oh well, you can ask me. Why did you have to come all the way to ask him that?”

Qingshuang smiled coldly, “That is my business and not yours.”

Meng Qihuo looked at the two Sacred Messengers cautiously but he decided to reply to the veiled maiden that was asking the question. That was because it was obvious that she was the leader of this group. So he answered, “The three most prominent martial clans are the Universal Truth Clan, the Sacred Sword Manor and the Ironblood Sect.”

Qingshuang growled softly and asked, “The Sacred Sword Manor? I have never heard of this clan before.”

Meng Qihuo smiled awkwardly, “It is a newly arising prominent martial clan. It is said that the swordplay of the Sacred Sword Manor is ranked within the top five swordplay of the martial fraternity. In fact, in recent years the young master of the Sacred Sword Manor, Huangfu Chuiyuan is said to have defeated sword master after one another from numerous prominent sword clans.”

Qingshuang muttered softly, “The Sacred Sword Manor? Interesting. What are his sword styles like? Any special techniques?”

Meng Qihuo replied, “Accordingly to the martial hearsay, it has light resemble to the styles of Swallow Slash and the Tang quickdraw techniques. Their sword techniques are the Masterstroke Style and the Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike.”

Qingshuang hummed coldly, “Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike? What an insolent name. What is it like?”

Meng Qihuo said wryly, “I have really no idea. The few people that have seen this extraordinary technique are no longer alive or are keeping mum about it. All I can say is that it is rumored to be extremely swift…”

Jiang Le yawned softly, “And extremely deadly. Is that so?”

Xue Ji giggled as she winked at Jiang Le, “Someone here isn’t too impressed!”

Jiang Le laughed as he tapped his sword scabbard, “Who cares a heck for any Masterstrokes and the Sacred Heaven Beyond Strike.”

Meng Qihuo smiled bitterly as he looked at Jiang Le, “I am sure that the Sacred Messengers are unequalled in the martial fraternity…”

Qingshuang interrupted coldly, “Stop your flattering.”

She turned around and said coldly to Jiang Le, “Can you please go away if you are not interested?”

Jiang Le laughed as he turned around, “If that’s your wish then so be it.”

Xue JI winked at Xia Ji before she laughed softly, “I am going to follow him. Just in case, he decides to run away.”

Xia Ji giggled softly, “I dare him to run away unless he does not value his life!”

Jiang Le shrugged his shoulder and laughed off her remarks, “Whatever. Don’t be so mean, my senior protégé sisters.”

 

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