Chapter 51: Feng Minyue, Beitang Ying
Because of the exciting hoard of celestial herbs that were in the area and also because there were no apparent dangers so they had decided to stay in the wonderland of celestial herbs for a week.
During this one week, they had found hundreds of thousand year old herbs, a few dozens of ten thousand years herbs and slightly more than ten one hundred thousand years herbs.
Because their spatial rings and jade belts had a storage limit, just one day of harvesting the celestial herbs, they were focusing on the ten thousand year celestial herbs and the rarer celestial herbs.
Xuan Danfeng was really delighted and she was counting the spirit stones that she would be getting for these celestial herbs. She had purposely picked those celestial herbs that could aid the celestial practitioners to advance their cultivation levels and spiritual boundaries. Those were the ones that will always have the highest biddings.
She reminded herself to sell only a few and wait a couple of hundred years to sell the rest. It was because every 500 years, the market rate for these celestial herbs would always drop tremendously due to the opening of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.
As for Feng Minyue and Fan Yuqing, they were picking only those celestial herbs that they would need and did not waste any time for the other celestial herbs. So naturally the qualities of their celestial herbs were higher.
Ye Jing had spent some time searching for celestial herbs that contained strong fire element as these celestial herbs were useful for Yu’Er growth and for her recovery.
Ye Jing also had a secret that no one knew; the celestial herbs that she had collected could still be further nurtured by her and continued to grow due to her Eternal Lotus. Her Eternal Lotus was like a mini garden that could nurture the celestial herbs of all elements and to keep them growing.
Today was the final day before they departed from the plateau and Fan Yuqing finally found a spare time which she could speak alone with Feng Minyue…
She had approached her quietly when everyone was out of sight, “Minyue…”
Feng Minyue was startled when she had suddenly appeared behind her. But it soon gave way to a delightful smile, “Sister Saintess Yuqing, you are looking for me?”
Fan Yuqing nodded quietly, “I’ve something to ask you about.”
Feng Minyue smiled, “I will only be too glad to help. Sister Saintess Yuqing, you can just ask and if I know of anything, I will surely answer you.”
Fan Yuqing gave a faint smile as she said slowly, “Is the Heavenly Fragrance Blossom really for your cultivation art?”
Feng Minyue nodded slowly, “Yes it is. It will allow me to attain the highest level of my clan’s divine skill the Heavenly Fragrance Divine Arts. Once I have attained the highest level of this divine art, my body will be like a heavenly fragrance as well.”
Fan Yuqing smiled, “Then you will be a most mesmerizing maiden that can charm the hearts of any men and women.”
Feng Minyue slowly looked at Fan Yuqing, “I don’t know what sister saintess means by this?”
“As far as I know, there are actually more than one uses for the Heavenly Fragrance Blossom, especially more for the ten thousand years Heavenly Fragrance Blossom. Am I right?” Fan Yuqing stared intently at her for an answer.
Feng Minyue began to shudder and her willpower was broken instantly by the cold stares of the Peerless Goddess Yuqing as she quietly answered, “There are indeed many uses for the ten thousand years Heavenly Fragrance Blossom.”
Fan Yuqing nodded and said softly, “For example, the ‘Enticing Love Potion’. This potion has the effect of mesmerizing men and women under its control. I’ve been observing you for the past few days and saw you picking the Purple Amber Plant, the Celestial Attraction Flower and the Aromatic Divine Stem. All these are the main ingredients for the ‘Enticing Love Potion’. You are trying to make the ‘Enticing Love Potion’, am I right?”
Feng Minyue immediately turned ashen as she nodded slowly…
Fan Yuqing continued, “Who are you planning to use it on? Is it on me?”
Feng Minyue turned her face to avoid looking into her eyes, “Please forgive me sister saintess…I’m wrong…”
Fan Yuqing scoffed coldly, “No need. When you’ve made one, give me a vial of the ‘Enticing Love Potion’.”
When Feng Minyue heard her, she was startled. She stammered almost immediately, “You plan…to use it on Xiaofang?”
“That is for my own discreet use. You don’t need to care how I’m going to use it for.” Fan Yuqing replied coldly.
Feng Minyue said quietly, “You will ruin him…and Sister Jing as well…” But she quickly said. “It has to wait until we are out of here. It is…not convenient…to make it here.”
Fan Yuqing nodded and said, “Didn’t you say before that you will do anything that I’ve asked for in return for the Rainbow Saint Pill?”
Feng Minyue nodded lightly as she said firmly, “That’s right!!”
Fan Yuqing took a scroll from her spatial ring and said, “This is the basic intricate formula of the Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill. I want you to master this in secret first.”
Feng Minyue was shocked. She had certainly heard of the Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill. It was said to be an epitome divine skill that was practiced by the Golden Mask Devil Goddess. Because of that, this divine skill was considered to be a supreme divine skill that was highly coveted by the celestials.
She asked shockingly, “How did you get this?”
Fan Yuqing lit a smile, “This, you do not need to ask. Moreover it is not the full Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill. You only have to learn the basic. When the time comes for me to reveal to you, I will tell you. From now onward, you will have to listen to me faithfully before I will give you the Rainbow Saint Pill. Is that understood?”
Feng Minyue said with a weak smile and her eyes were full of emotions, “You know that even without the Rainbow Saint Pill, I will surely listen to your bidding.”
Fan Yuqing said indifferently before she left, “That is precisely why I’ve looked for you. You’re worthy to be my servant.”
When she had left, Feng Minyue stared blankly for some time while muttering, “I don’t mind becoming your servant at all…I just want to follow you…”
After Fan Yuqing had left Feng Minyue, she found a spot with many boulders and began to meditate. She could not bear to look into Feng Minyue’s eyes and she had even found it a little cruel to make use of her to execute the next phase of her plan. It was something that she had set in motion and she was not about to give it up.
She began to recall the night of the Scarlet Heretic Sect’s massacre…
After she had killed all the Hall Masters of the Scarlet Heretic Sect, she had noticed that Beitang Ying still got her chastity mark that was visible from her ripped sleeves.
“She didn’t practice the evil dual cultivation art at all?”
Silently she had taken her away and protected her damaged heart with her Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill.
When Beitang Ying was revived, the first thing that she asked fearfully was. “Why do you save me?”
The Golden Mask Devil Goddess said coldly, “It is because I’ve suddenly changed my mind and decides to give you a chance to be my worthy servant.”
Beitang Ying coughed weakly, “They have all died?”
The Golden Mask Devil Goddess answered, “None survived.”
Beitang Ying smiled coldly, “Good. They do not deserve to live.”
Then she weakly pulled herself up before dropping to her knees, “Beitang Ying pays my respect to Master!”
“You don’t want to avenge for your brother anymore?”
Beitang Ying said quietly, “Now that he is dead, I can drop the pretense. I am actually not close to my brother at all. Moreover I’ve nothing left now. I should thank Master for giving me a second lease of life instead.”
The Golden Mask Devil Goddess hummed coldly as she tossed a scroll onto the ground in front of her, “I hope that you mean what you’ve said. This is the basic intricate formula of the Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill. Find a quiet place and practice it first. When the time comes, I will look for you.”
Beitang Ying asked curiously, “How do you find me?”
“By practicing the Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill, my soul mark will be on you. Finding you is never easier. Got it?”
Beitang Ying nodded lightly but she continued to ask, “Your unworthy servant is fit to learn your Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill?”
The Golden Mask Devil Goddess said indifferently, “Because you are smart enough and I need smart people to be my servants. From on onward, you will be my shadow. When I’m not around then you are the Devil Goddess. You will be my soulless shadow with no love or hatred. Now that you know, will you still regret this choice?”
Beitang Ying said with great humility, “Your humble servant will be your shadow to execute your great will.”
The Golden Mask Devil Goddess said coolly as she disappeared into the night, “Go now and recuperate well. I will probably look for you six months after the end of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”