Chapter 57: The Mysterious Black Hood Man
The atmosphere inside the guest hall of the Heavens Ridge Villa was extremely tense as the two groups of celestial cultivators stared coldly at each other.
Once Qin Keqin was inside, she had taken off her curtain hat veil and her alluring beautiful features could be clearly seen. She was like the radiance sun that was shining in the guest great hall.
Even Supremacy Wen Hongguang had to admit that she was indeed very beautiful.
‘Old Saint Wen’ was also grinning as he thought, “Alas, she is indeed the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing. This lovely air of hers and the same identical look is unmistaken.” He had a hobby and that was to look at beautiful maidens and the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing was a top beauty that he had always admired.
Qin Keqin had a nonchalant expression when she saw ‘Old Saint Wen’. She had of course recognized who he was and was thinking coolly, “So it is actually Zhou Hai. I wonder what he is up to. We shall see about that soon…”
She said coldly to the leaders of the Solitary Manor, “Unfortunately we don’t have tea for our unwelcome guests here. So what do you want?”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang smirked coldly, “What do we want? Haha. Sect Leader Qin Keqin, surely you have forgotten that you have destroyed my spirit entity. We are here to settle a score with you. If you come with us quietly, I can promise you that we won’t level down your celestial clan and may even spare it from total destruction. Or else, there will only be three great celestial clans in New Empyrean City not four great celestial clans in the future anymore.”
Qin Keqin had a faint smile as she pondered for a while, “Oh that? I have almost forgotten about it. Is that all? Surely you can easily afford to find another, am I right?”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang was almost rendered speechless by her.
This caused his countenance to flush with anger as he replied angrily, “You have nearly crippled my cultivation core and you still have the cheek to treat this matter so lightly? You are indeed insolent. Very good then.”
Qin Keqin smiled, “You are the one that is being disrespectful to me on that day. Have you forgotten about that so fast? So what are you planning to do? Challenge me again?”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang smiled coldly, “You have only bested me because you have a divine sword in your hand and not because of your skills-”
“Weird.” Qin Keqin interrupted him, “You are a realm higher than me and you don’t feel ashamed at all when you made a challenge to me? So what if I have a divine sword? If you are skillful enough, surely you can still defeat me but since you had failed to, I guess that your martial skills are truly mediocre.”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang said angrily, “Lass! Do you think that just because your mother consort is a seventh realm expert, I will actually fear you?”
Then he began to laugh jovially, “My old patriarch here is also a seventh realm expert and today, you will be dealing with him.”
‘Old Saint Wen’ was grinning and nodding, “That’s right!”
Qin Keqin raised her eyebrows to say, “So you want to settle our feud with a fist fight?”
“Old Saint Wen’ began to laugh jovially, “Well, that will depend on you.”
Lu Qingyun was really worried for Qin Keqin so he had actually stepped forward to say, “Let me meet you-”
But before he could finish speaking, ‘Old Saint Wen’ had raised his palm and his palm force had sent Lu Qingyun flying backward, “Young junior, you’re not fit to speak!”
Qin Keqin had quickly raised her fingers to halt the bulk of the palm force but Lu Qingyun was still sent flying into the air. She was gasping and was panicky for him…
There were three flashes of shadow as Lie Xingyuan, Ouyang Xue and Leng Qiuyue had caught hold of Lu Qingyun at the same time.
When Qin Keqin saw that three lovely maidens had caught of Lu Qingyun, she was rendered wordless and there was a flash of annoyance in her countenance.
Lu Qingyun was startled by the formidable irresistible force that was directed at him. The bulk of the palm force had been neutralized by Qin Keqin or else it would be really be fatal for him…
“Are you alright?” the three maidens who had caught hold of him asked at the same time.
Lie Xingyuan, Ouyang Xue and Leng Qiuyue were also all looking at one another as they muttered the same words and they were all thinking at the same time, “Am I an extra…”
Lu Qingyun muttered, “I’m alright…” His attention was still on the confrontation between Qin Keqin and Old Saint Wen to take notice of the three lovely maidens that had caught hold of him.
Nangong Yu was burning with envy as he saw the concern that was being displayed by Leng Qiuyue for Lu Qingyun.
Even Shi Guanyin was startled as she thought, “Qiuyue seems particularly concern for Lu Qingyun…”
Yun Xing was also thinking, “My Xue’Er likes Lu Qingyun? Even that Leng Qiuyue too? Have something happens between the three of them during the experiential training?”
As for the rest of the grand elders, elders and protégés of the Heavens Ridge Villa, they were quite terrified of this ‘Old Saint Wen’ after witnessing his formidable ‘seventh realm profound arts’. With a mere wave of his hand, he had actually sent Lu Qingyun to fly off even with the intervention of their sect leader. What if they were to take a direct blow from him?
Qin Keqin had an unhappy expression and her smiles had vanished. It was because ‘Old Saint Wen’ had dared to lift his finger at Lu Qingyun!
She stared coldly at ‘Old Saint Wen’ and said with equal coldness, “You have actually lifted your finger to harm my disciple? How dare you!”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang, Celestial Bai Laoxiong and Tang Bufan were all smiling. The more Qin Keqin was provoked, the happier they were. They were more afraid that Qin Keqin dared not confront Old Saint Wen and instead she had chosen to flee.
‘Old Saint Wen’ began to smile weakly, “I didn’t know that he is your disciple. You are angry?”
Qin Keqin said coldly, “Do I not look angry? Aren’t you asking the obvious?”
Then she hummed coldly, “We need to talk. Do you mind coming with me for a while?”
‘Old Saint Wen’ began to laugh jovially, “If the goddess wants to talk to me privately, why not?”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang was a little startled and he immediately whispered, “Be wary of her tricks. Why don’t we handle her here instead?”
‘Old Saint Wen’ whispered back, “Don’t be hasty. I know what I’m doing.”
Qin Keqin said as she turned around, “Please come with me then.”
‘Old Saint Wen’ laughed as he followed her.
Everyone was startled. What was Qin Keqin up to?
Lu Qingyun clenched his fists when he saw ‘Old Saint Wen’ followed Qin Keqin out of the great hall as he thought miserably, “Why am I so useless? I can’t even protect the maiden of my heart…”
Celestial Bai Laoxiong was whispering to Supremacy Wen Hongguang, “Is it really alright? We ought to be wary of changes.”
Supremacy Wen Hongguang was smiling as he whispered, “Don’t worry. This old friend of mine is not someone who will be easily bribed and he isn’t someone who trusts anyone so easily as well. I’m afraid that this time Qin Keqin will only be disappointed by her actions. She is making a huge mistake in meeting this lecherous fellow alone.”
A black hooded man from the side of the Solitary Manor had suddenly stepped forward to say in a hoarse voice, “Li Yuan here. I’ve heard that Sect Leader Qin has a new disciple and his name is Lu Qingyun. It is such a coincidence that I am also a new disciple of my respected Master Bai here. Therefore I will like to have a martial exchange with him.” He had purposely disguised his voice so that no one would know that he was actually Tang Bufan.
As this man was hooded excepted for his eyes, no one knew who he was.
Lu Qingyun was still upset so he shouted, “Lu Qingyun here. I will accept your challenge!”
He was upset not because he had just been knocked back by Old Saint Wen or because he had just suffered a tremendous loss of face under the eyes of everyone. He was actually quite thick skin. He was actually upset with himself because he had allowed Qin Keqin to face Old Saint Wen herself.
How could his heart rest with this fact? Qin Keqin was only a fifth realm expert while Old Saint Wen was a seventh realm expert!
Therefore he needed something to vent his frustrations and he readily accepted the challenge.
Ouyang Xue quickly said coldly as she stared at ‘Li Yuan’, “I’m afraid that our senior brother will not accept your challenge. What if you are a fourth realm expert? Then you are only bullying at our doorsteps!”
She could only conclude that this Li Yuan was not a fifth realm expert because his eyes were not golden. It was because only a fifth realm expert would have golden eyes.
Li Yuan laughed hoarsely, “I’m only a third realm expert. What is there to fear from me? Rather, I have more to fear from your senior brother. I’ve heard that he has got a divine sword. That will be most unfair to me, am I right? Therefore I suggest we spar with our fists.”
Lu Qingyun had already stepped forward as he said, “So shall it be then!”
Li Yuan was smiling secretly to himself. Today he would have his vengeance against Lu Qingyun and for this day to happen, he had also newly mastered the ‘Deadly Dragon Claws’, a form of vicious unarmed martial art.
Lie Xingyuan was startled by the sudden duel but her senior brother had already stepped forward to accept the challenge and it was too late already to stop him from doing so.
Leng Qiuyue was also startled but for another different reason. It was because she had noticed that this ‘Li Yuan’ was likely to be Tang Bufan!
She had a hidden ability and that was to identify people from the way that they had walked. Everyone had their own unique way of walking. As she was quiet most of the time, her power of observations were actually extremely acute and she knew from the way that Li Yuan walked and carried himself, it was totally the same as Tang Bufan.