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Chapter 134: Keqin, don’t forget your promise!

Qin Keqin was quieting meditating in the forbidden ground of the Heavens Ridge Villa when she sensed a strong spiritual aura sweeping to where she was.

Startled, she opened her eyes and responded with her own spiritual probing; it was the work of a high level cultivator that was in the area.

She was a little amused though.

Usually when a high level cultivator swept their perception over an area, it was done in a subtle way so that they themselves would not be detected.

But this high level cultivator was so bold as to sweep through the entire vicinity without masking her profound aura.

Because Qin Keqin had responded with her spiritual sense, this high level cultivator now knew of her existence.

It was because Qin Keqin was equally curious who this high level cultivator was.

“Mm, seventh rank saintess?”

Just as she was about to probe further, this high level cultivator had suddenly withdrawn all her profound aura and had vanished.

“Interesting…” she was musing curiously.

But she had decided to drop that aside first. There was something more important than this that she had to do first.

“Minyue, Danfeng. Is anyone of you there?” she had taken out her transmission.

“Sister Saintess Yuqing, you have ended your cultivation retreat? Have you recovered your strength yet?” Feng Minyue answered.

“Almost.” Qin Keqin answered. “Mm, so who else is with you now?”

After the hard lesson learnt the last round, she was now making a check that there was no others.

“Only me. Danfeng she is in the scrying rooms.”

Qin Keqin asked shyly as she took in a deep breath, “How is my Yun’Er? Did he drop a hair?”

To her, Lu Qingyun was now the most important person in her heart…

“He is already back in the Heavens Ridge Villa. He is perfectly fine so do not worry about it. Also, this is what we have found out…”

After listening to Feng Minyue who had related the events that had happened during the Red Death Valley, Qin Keqin was startled by what had happened.

“Alright. Thanks Minyue for taking care of my Yun’Er. I will return the favor to you soon! How about I buy you a big gift?”

“No!” Feng Minyue said firmly. “I’ve just tidied the accounts for last month. Don’t you dare to spend so recklessly. You pick such a convenient time of the month to disappear.”

“It’s my monthly period, you know.” Qin Keqin chuckled.

“Rubbish. You’re a cultivator. Your period only comes like once every sixty years. This transmission is too expensive to maintain. Next time, we will use pigeons to send our messages.” Feng Minyue had turned off the transmission.

Qin Keqin lit a wry smile. “Nowadays Minyue can’t even manage a crude joke. It must be the stress of living with the Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress. It is a good thing that I’m here. I am not going to return to the hideout…until I’ve a good excuse for what I did, that is…”

Metamorphs?

Desolate cultivator?

Then she wondered if the high level cultivator earlier may be related to the events at the Red Death Valley.

Then she smiled, “But this high level cultivator seems to be quite tactless. I should be able to handle this odd saintess…”

Then she had closed her eyes again.

Three days later;

Qin Keqin had opened her eyes again and she had slowly rose up to walk to the entrance of her retreat chamber.

Her cultivation retreat had ended and she had regained the peak of her cultivation strength!

Minutes later she had already stepped out of the forbidden ground.

To her surprise, there were all six of the grand elders that were already waiting outside the forbidden grounds for her.

“Huh? Grand Elder Shi Guanyin, Grand Elder Ouyang Xue…why are you here?”

Shi Guanyin smiled, “Of course we are all here to welcome our sect leader from exiting your cultivation retreat…”

Yun Xing was smiling too, “Sect leader must have attained to a new cultivation height or has reached a new state of divinity.”

Wang Ming laughed, “That is right, that is right!”

There was a celestial array in the forbidden ground that would alert the grand elders if Qin Keqin were to step out of the cultivation forbidden ground. So naturally all the grand elders would be notified immediately.

This was something that Qin Keqin was aware as well but she had never expected that all the grand elders would all immediately arrive to welcome her.

Even Ouyang Xue had a delightful look in her eyes as she said, “Welcome back sect leader…”

Mu Han and Kong Guxin were all trying to speak at the same time, “We welcome sect leader back from your successful cultivation retreat…”

Of course the reasons why they were all so respectful and hastily in welcome Qin Keqin was because they had all overheard that she was actually the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing.

Her grace, the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing was actually in the Heavens Ridge Villa!

Wang Ming, Kong Guxin and Mu Han were looking intently at Qin Keqin. It was as though they could not get enough of this peerless goddess who was their idol.

Qin Keqin felt a little shy with all the stares that she was receiving,, “Mm, what’s wrong? Is there something on my face?”

Shi Guanyin chuckled, “Not at all. I think that after this retreat, our sect leader has become even prettier.”

Mu Han rubbed his hands and he was smiling, “That is so true. Sect leader is the most beautiful saintess…”

All of a sudden Yun Xing had stepped on his shoe as she shook her head.

Mu Han had a silly smile as he quickly corrected himself, “the most beautiful top beauty in New Empyrean City.”

Kong Guxin groaned softly as he looked at the other grand elders, “Flattering will get you nowhere.” With a smile he quickly said pleasantly to Qin Keqin, “Sect leader is certainly the top cultivator in New Empyrean City and there is no one that is equaled to you….”

“If sect leader is gracious enough to give me a tip or two on cultivation or even enlighten me, this is my great honor…” he added with a wry smile.

The rest of the grand elders: …

The rest of the grand elders had never known that Kong Guxin would suddenly be so shameless. He was a fifth realm golden celestial and he had always maintained his dignity. But now he was openly asking for cultivation tips from the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing?!

Not wanting to be left behind, Wang Ming, Mu Han, Yun Xing and even Shi Guanyin were all talking at the same time. “If sect leader will be gracious enough to give us some cultivation tips…”

Only Ouyang Xue was unmoved. It was because she was the youngest of the grand elders and she had owed her current position to Qin Keqin. For that, she was already grateful enough. But if there was something that she had wanted from Qin Keqin then it would be…Senior Brother Lu Qingyun.

But Qin Keqin only returned a faint smile as she said, “Maybe next time. I can’t wait to see my Yun’Er again.”

Shi Guanyin quickly grabbed the chance to say, “Senior Brother Qingyun is alright. He has returned safe and sound with Qiuyue.”

Kong Guxin laughed, “I have heard that even the Heavenly Fragrance Heralds are in praise of our Senior Brother Lu during the expedition.”

Wang Ming and Mu Han were all nodding excitingly.

For the past several days, they had been paying several visits with the Heavenly Fragrance Heralds and trying to get as much information as possible from them on Lu Qingyun so that they could say something to Qin Keqin.

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes and thought, “Let hope that they don’t tell anyone that I am the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing…”

She pretended to say, “Thank you. I shall make my move first.” She had of course known what had happened during the time that she was in her cultivation retreat as Feng Minyue had told her everything three days ago.

With that she had walked swiftly away.

“Sect leader…”

“She is in such a hurry…”

Mu Han muttered, “Senior Brother Lu is so lucky to be looking at this goddess everyday…”

Yun Xing stared at him, “You are not supposed to gossip. Have you forgotten about it?”

Mu Han grinned back, “Did I say anything? Or are you envious?”

Yun Xing pinched him quietly, “Mu Han, why don’t you die right now?”

Ouyang Xue smiled weakly as she looked at the two of them. She had suspected that Mu Han had actually liked her former protégé master Yun Xing because the two of them would often quarrel without any reason.

Lu Qingyun was in the practice chamber when Qin Keqin had suddenly appeared with a delightful smile.

He was so startled with joy that he had dropped his divine sword, “Keqin, your cultivation retreat has finally ended…”

For the past three days Lu Qingyun was actually in the practice chamber on his own. It was because he had thought that Yue Lingxi was an opponent that was too strong for him to handle alone and he knew that he had to improve upon his sword art in order to stand a fighting chance against her.

With the insight of Yue Lingxi’s strength and his experiences with the Metamorph, he had further evolved his Flaming Phoenix Sword to the fourth level, the ‘Soaring Heavens as One’. He had of course borrowed an additional insight with his crude understanding of Qin Keqin’s ‘Heaven and Self as One’ sword art.

The fourth level of his Flaming Phoenix Sword as the true essence of his self-created sword art and would have the penetrating power that he needed to truly defeat a fifth realm golden celestial.

However he had felt that this may not be enough. Therefore he had looked at the Phoenix Burst sword manual that he had taken from the Red Heaven Sword Library. Previously this energy aura skill was beyond him since he had not attained to the fourth realm level yet.

But to his utter surprise, once he started on it, the Phoenix Burst turned out to be much easier than he had thought. Therefore he quickly mastered it and even incorporated it into his fourth level of the Flaming Phoenix Sword as an extra sword technique.

Since he was always lazy to give a fanciful naming, he had decided to call his version one as ‘Alpha Soaring Heavens as One’ and version two as ‘Beta Soaring Heavens as One’.

Ever since he had attained to the fourth realm level, he felt as though that cultivation was not hard at all. In fact, somewhere he could fully understand all the laws and principles with only a single read.

He thought that it would be just a matter of time he could be a fifth realm golden celestial and he would actually breakthrough to this ultimate goal of all the celestials very soon.

Usually a typical celestial would require 150-300 years to attain to the fifth realm level under the most optimized condition. But Lu Qingyun felt that he could now accomplish this in just under a year.

He was about to test the new sword art that he had just created when Qin Keqin had suddenly appeared.

For a minute, the two of them were just staring at each other blankly, too shy for any words…

Finally Lu Qingyun made a slow move toward her as he forced her into a corner, “Keqin, do you remember what you’ve promised me? When I am back from the Red Death Valley, you will…”

He was looking down at her tight bosoms and his eyes had wandered to look at her exposed white slender but firm thigh.

Qin Keqin had always liked her dress to be short and there would always be a slit that opened to the side that showed her beautiful legs. She had obviously known that she had sexy legs and liked to show it off.

“Yun’Er, your eyes…where do you think you are looking at?” Qin Keqin smiled shyly.

As Lu Qingyun moved his hands toward her to hold her slender waist, Qin Keqin had suddenly moved her hands to her back of her butt. She chuckled softly, “I didn’t see you for more than two weeks and you are becoming more and more like a lecherous wolf.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. Even before his hands had moved to her back, Qin Keqin knew that his lecherous hands would soon be moving to her butt.

He wanted to touch her there and to feel her. It was because he knew that she was not wearing anything inside…

Right now, he had totally consumed by a strong internal fire as he looked lustfully at her.

“Yun’Er, did anything happen while I’m away?” Qin Keqin asked panicky as Lu Qingyun continued to press her on the wall…

“No…” he replied.

He had totally forgotten about the Three-Destinies Old Man, who his old master was and everything that had recently happened. It was only Qin Keqin and her ‘promise’ to him.

“You like to touch me there, right? But first you got to stay alive first. When you are back alive, I will let you have your three minutes of fun. When you are back, I will let you release it.” This was what he had vividly remembered and now he was holding her onto her promise.

He muttered, “Keqin, do you still remember what you’ve promised me?”

Qin Keqin smiled weakly as she pretended not to remember, “What did I promise you? I promise you plenty of things…”

All of a sudden he had attacked her with his hands on her bosoms and he was kissing her.

Qin Keqin gasped softly as Lu Qingyun put his tongue into her mouth. For a minute he was ravaging her with his kisses and his hands were moving all over her body.

Finally his hands did not attack her on her back but were moving to the side of her skirt as his fingers slipped through…

Qin Keqin was moaning and gasping before she made a light push on his chest with her fingers, “Yun’Er, I am your master!”

Lu Qingyun was grinning, “We are alone now. Therefore you are not my master now…Keqin…I want…”

Qin Keqin chuckled as she pushed him away with both hands, “Yan’Er has a pure spirit. You are corrupting her spirit with this.”

Lu Qingyun replied with a soft laugh, “Yan’Er has closed all her senses to cultivate in her own quiet world so she is unable to see, sense or hear us. So this is a most excellent chance for us…”

“You actually order Yan’Er to close all her senses? It seems that you have it all planned?” Qin Keqin rolled her eyes as she interrupted gently.

Lu Qingyun looked shyly at her, “Tonight, I want to make you my woman…”

Qin Keqin gasped softly, “You are so shameless. Did you say this word to all the maidens that you have met?”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “I have only said it once and it is to you.”

Qin Keqin smiled shyly, “Who really knows about it? How do I know that during my absence, you and Xingyuan, Qiuyue, Ouyang Xue and Yin Shisi didn’t have anything going on? Maybe you have already bedded them. Maybe you are a playboy like that Tang Bufan.”

Lu Qingyun laughed softly, “In my heart, I have only you. How can I be compared to Tang Bufan? We are different.”

Then he was launching himself forward to hold her when Qin Keqin giggled softly, “Alright, I believe you but you can’t touch me yet.”

Lu Qingyun was startled and asked curiously, “Why not?”

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes before she smiled, “Because if it is not because I’ve sent my sister saintesses to aid you, would you have come back alive?”

Lu Qingyun pondered for a while before he smiled bitterly, “Well, maybe…”

“Stop putting on a brave front. I’ve known all about it. You are just lucky to be back alive. So my promise to you doesn’t count this time.” Qin Keqin put her hand on his chest before she smiled shyly, “Therefore we have to maintain social distancing for now.”

“Waaa,” Lu Qingyun pretended to be upset as he said. “The Great Saintess Fan Yuqing will actually break her promise. Unbelievable!”

Then he had seized her to hug her tightly, “Keqin, I love you. Surely I can hug you right? I am after all, manage to stay alive.”

“Since you have tried so hard to stay alive, alright then.” Qin Keqin chuckled, “You just looking for any excuse to hug me, am I right? Why are you so desperate?”

The minute that Qin Keqin said he could embrace her, he had immediately wrapped his hands around him and was holding her tightly.

As Lu Qingyun hugged her, he was thinking quietly. “Keqin, I really love you. I know that I’m not the one in your heart but I do not mind. I don’t mind even if you are no longer a chaste maiden. In my heart, I’ve only you.”

Cultivators can live for a long time. During their long lives, it was not unusual for them to have developed many relationships.

Lu Qingyun understood this and this was something that he did not mind at all.

But he had misunderstood that Qin Keqin did not want to let him know just yet that she was not a chaste maiden. The truth was, she was still a chaste maiden.

Qin Keqin was thinking, “When it is safe enough, I will let you take me. But not now…”

All of a sudden she was flustered and she had pushed Lu Qingyun away with a soft gasp, “What are your dirty hands doing?”

Lu Qingyun had placed his hands on her butt and had felt her while she was holding onto him.

“Erm…exploring…”

“Shameless…”

“Yun’Er, you think that we will have children in the future?”

“Keqin, don’t worry. I still love you even if we don’t have any in the future.”

The higher cultivation level a cultivator is, it is difficult for them to conceive. That is why there are many cultivators in the celestial realm who are married earlier or to a much lower level celestial.

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Chapter 133: The Sunflower Sacred Skill

Tang Bufan and Qiuxiang Huan were walking together in the back mountains of the Clear Sky Pavilion.

Tang Bufan was looking really pale and weak. He had thought that he could be able to enjoy the nights with a desirable maiden like Qiuxiang Huan but now his dreams had been shattered.

Qiuxiang Huan said gently to him, “Bufan, don’t worry. Once you have reached the fifth realm of cultivation, your manhood will be able to restore. So don’t think too much of it. Isn’t it better this way? Because you are a eunuch now, there is no need for us to fear any gossips when we are together.”

Tang Bufan was smiling bitterly. He was only a third realm expert now. Even with the primordial yin that he had obtained from Qiuxiang Huan, he was only a middle third realm expert. It may take him a hundred years at the soonest in order to become a fifth realm expert.

“Bufan, don’t blame my mother consort. She has my interest in her heart, alright?” Qiuxiang Huan said quietly.

Tang Bufan smiled weakly, “I dare not! Huan, if I can be with you forever then I will be content.”

“Good.” Qiuxiang returned him a gentle smile.

“Bufan, actually I have asked you out to show you a secret.” Qiuxiang Huan said as she took out a golden scroll that had golden inscriptions on it.

Tang Bufan was startled, “What is it?”

Qiuxiang Huan said as she placed the golden scroll in his hands, “This is the Sunflower Sacred Skill. Have you heard of it?”

Tang Bufan was astonished and his eyes were flashing greedily. “Yes, I have…heard of it…”

The Sunflower Sacred Skill was a legendary lost internal martial art that could increase the profound strength of its practitioner to seeming legendary heights. The only bad part about this martial skill was that it could only be practiced by eunuchs.

Tang Bufan began to open the golden scroll with trembling fingers and the first line that was inside the scroll was: In order to practice the Sunflower Sacred Skill, the practitioner must first severe his manhood, severe the seven passions and the six lusts, only can he gains mastery over his opponents.

He was suddenly smiling as he thought, “Isn’t this perfect? I happen to be a eunuch now.” With this sacred skill, he would soon be a fifth realm golden celestial!

“Huan, you are so kind to me! I absolutely love you!” Tang Bufan was now all smiles as he unfolded the scroll further to read.

“I love you too…Bufan…”

All of a sudden Qiuxiang Huan had pushed Tang Bufan down the steep mountains to the desolate mists below, “Bufan, you can practice the Sunflower Sacred Skill below. All the best to your future endeavors. May we never meet again. Consider this my parting gift to you.”

Tang Bufan was so stunned by the sudden push that he never got the chance to react. The only reaction that he could manage was his loud screams as he disappeared into the desolate mists.

Qiuxiang Huan was smiling again, “Bufan, our short relationship is but a terrible mistake on my part. I was so lost back then. It won’t be too good if my future groom learns about us, don’t you think so? If you truly love me then you must accept your fate. Hopefully you will be able to master the Sunflower Sacred Skill and get back your manhood soon enough.”

She chuckled, “Ops, look at me. I’ve forgotten something very important. Even if you do master the Sunflower Sacred Skill, your manhood will never be able to regain even if you can be a golden celestial. It is because…you’ve chosen to severe your seven passions and six lusts!”

“What a vicious woman!”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled and she had quickly turned around. She was a fifth realm golden celestial. How was it possible for anyone to surprise her?”

An extremely beautiful maiden was looking at her with a cold smile. She was pale looking and her robes were a little tattered and it seemed that she had just been into a fierce fight.

“Who are you?” Qiuxiang Huan was alarmed as she lifted her golden sword.

The extremely beautiful maiden said unhurriedly, “Did you just push your lover down the mountain?”

Qiuxiang Huan repeated coldly, “Just who are you? You don’t believe that I will shred you to pieces and throw you down the mountain too?”

The extremely beautiful maiden said, “If you are able to do so, you can simply try. But I’m afraid that you will be very disappointed later because you will be the one that will be thrown down the mountain.”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled coldly, “What bold words! Do you know who I am? I am Qiuxiang Huan, the young mistress of the Clear Sky Pavilion and this mountain peak belongs to me. Who I want to kill is my business. As for you, you are an intruder in the forbidden ground of my clan. Therefore I have every right to take away your life…”

All of a sudden the golden sword that was in her hand was taken away by the extremely beautiful maiden who proceeded to break her golden sword into two pieces, “You mean with this piece of broken sword, you want to take away life?”

“Or do you mean…” the extremely beautiful maiden added with a smile. “That you are a fifth realm golden celestial and you can actually take away my life?”

Qiuxiang Huan gasped softly, “How did you know?”

It was her personal secret that she had purposely suppressed her cultivation level to make it appear as though she was a fourth realm expert. It was all due to a secret mystical divine pill that was only produced by the Clear Sky Pavilion and was only known to the leadership of the Clear Sky Pavilion.

The extremely beautiful maiden smiled, “That is because your cultivation level is too low and I can easily read yours.”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled. No one would ever say to a fifth realm golden celestial that their cultivation level was too low. Moreover this extremely beautiful maiden did not have any golden eyes yet she was claiming that her cultivation level was higher than her? It was too ridiculous!

But she managed to say calmly, “So what do you want?”

The extremely beautiful maiden flashed her eyes and it turned a desolate purple, “Qiuxiang Huan! I am the Desolate Sacred Maiden Yue Lingxi, Desolate Lord of the Citadel of Chaos Mysteries.  I like your ruthlessness and you have a count of three to accept the offer to be my disciple!”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled, “What…Desolate Lord? I don’t even know what it is. Did you come from the other celestial fraternities?”

“One!”

“…Two…”

“Wait!” Qiuxiang Huan gasped, “I…I accept…”

“Good!” Yue Lingxi smiled. “Then kowtow three times before me to pay homage to your new mistress.”

Although Qiuxiang Huan did not know who she really was but she knew that this Yue Lingxi was an extreme character. It was because she could snap her precious golden sword with her profound strength in such an effortless manner. This was something that she was not able to do even though she had the strength of a fifth realm expert.

Therefore she began to kowtow three times as she humbly said, “My respects to mistress.”

Yue Lingxi smiled coldly, “Good. From today onward, you will be my first disciple in the Celestial Realm. From today onward, you will be a desolate cultivator of my Citadel of Chaos Mysteries and I will be imparting to you my immortal practices.”

“Immortal…practices?” Qiuxiang Huan blinked her eyes with a perplexed look.

“Of course it will be an immortal practice. The celestial practices that you are cultivating are too lowly for desolate cultivators like us.” Yue Lingxi said coolly.

Qiuxiang Huan was thinking with a soft sigh, “I’ve thought that she is a respectable mistress but she turns out to be a derange mistress…”

Yue Lingxi displayed a scroll and let it floated slowly in front of Qiuxiang Huan, “This is our citadel most powerful immortal art, the Gathering Windforces of the Demonic Wolf Sword. There are a total of nine levels to it. However, this scroll only contains the first three levels. Whether you can even gasp the first level will need to depend on your own enlightenment.”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled weakly, “Mistress, you are not guiding me?”

“It is not our way to guide. Isn’t it already clearly written in the scroll so why do you need me to guide you?” Yue Lingxi said coldly.

Qiuxiang Huan thought miserably, “Self-learning and guiding are two different matters. You expect me to learn blindly? What if I am afflicted with the deviation fire?” But she thought that it was wise for her to keep this to herself.

Yue Lingxi said, “Qiuxiang Huan, get me what you are currently consuming now.”

Qiuxiang Huan looked at her with a weak smile, “I wonder why mistress needs the Suppressing Mystic Profound Divine Pill for?”

“Naturally it is to suppress my high level cultivation from my enemies. It is too noticeable.”

Qiuxiang smiled weakly and her heart was shaking with disbelief, “She is a high level cultivator? Don’t ever let me found out what your true cultivation level is…” But she could not resist asking with a smile, “Since mistress you’ve already known what my cultivation level is, may I know yours?”

Yue Lingxi nodded lightly, “Eighth Immortal Positioning!”

She was thinking, “I’ve better don’t tell my new disciple that I have lost half of my desolate strength…”

Qiuxiang Huan was also thinking, “I have never heard of this cultivation ranking before. She must be from the other celestial fraternities…she is probably from the Desolate Celestial Fraternity since this place is the nearest to our Nine Celestial Fraternity…”

Other than the Nine Celestial Fraternity, there were several other celestial fraternities in the Celestial Realm like the Desolate Celestial Fraternity, Drifting Cloud Divine Sea and a dozen others.

“And one more thing,” Yue Lingxi added. “I want you to help me to keep tabs on this celestial practitioner by the name of Lu Qingyun. He is very important to me!”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled when she had heard Lu Qingyun’s name and she was thinking, “Did she just say that he is very important to her? What is their relationship?”

Yue Lingxi said after a short ponder, “He is currently at the Heavens Ridge Villa and is the senior brother there. He should be easy to keep tab upon. However there is this old man, he is a little hunchback. I want you to help me to keep track on him too. He is a formidable cultivator and you should be wary of him as well. He is an enemy of our Citadel of Chaos Mysteries. If possible, I want him dead.”

“What is this old man name?” Qiuxiang Huan asked.

“The Three-Destinies Old Man.” Yue Lingxi replied coolly.

Qiuxiang Huan replied, “I will take note of it.”

“Another thing…” Yue Lingxi said.

Qiuxiang Huan was cursing in her heart. This new mistress seemed to have an endless number of requests…

But she faked a smile to say, “Yes mistress. I am all ears.”

“We must only have the best disciples for our Citadel of Chaos Mysteries. Along the way, I have heard that there is this Golden Mask Devil Goddess who is quite formidable. Find her and bring her to me. I want to make her my disciple. She is qualified.”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled. The Golden Mask Devil Goddess was said to be a peaked seventh realm expert and she was the dark mistress of the three dark divine realms. How could she possibly recruit such an influential figure without getting killed first? This Yue Lingxi was totally insane…

“Maybe she was trying to show off to me that she was not afraid of the Devil Goddess and was trying to impress me. She must really think that I am a naïve maiden…”

“And another thing…” Yue Lingxi said with a smile. “Find me a quiet place for my meditation. Your mistress had just fought with an enemy of mine and I need to recuperate my strength. Get me some divine pills that can aid me to recover my profound strength. Spare no expenses for that.”

Qiuxiang Huan was thinking, “I hope the requests can end here. She is trying to drain the Clear Sky Pavilion of its resources. I think I’ve better get rid of her…”

“Oh by the way, your dress is so much prettier than mine. Strip and give me yours.” Yue Lingxi said nonchalantly.

“What?!” Qiuxiang Huan was startled. Her mistress was asking her to strip so that she could have her dress?! This was getting more and more ridiculous!

With a soft sigh Qiuxiang Huan did as she was told and had surrendered her dress to Yue Lingxi.

“You can have my old dress. Consider this my desolate grace to you. This dress of mine has a name and is called the Sky Heaven Lithe. It is an immortal artefact of the sixth rank so it is impervious to most damages and is capable of self-regenerating. I bet that you have never seen anything like this before, am I right?” Yue Lingxi said nonchalantly.

She was sighing in her heart, “I must be too gracious to this new disciple. But since she is my first disciple here and is willing to help me with so many tasks, I ought to be a little gracious and good to her.”

Qiuxiang Huan was actually cursing her in her heart, “Who wants your tattered dress!” But she pretended to accept it with a delightful smile. Playacting was one of her main strengths so it was not hard to fake a grateful expression.

“And one last thing more.” Yue Lingxi said.

Qiuxiang Huan nearly spurt blood when she heard that Yue Lingxi continued to make her requests. She said bitterly in her heart, “Why did she keep saying one last thing when it is never the last…”

“I have heard that there is an upcoming celestial clans’ competition, am I right? I’m going to take part.” Yue Lingxi said.

“Mistress, you are going to take part?” Qiuxiang Huan stared at her blankly. “It is only for those that are below the fifth realm level. Are you?”

Yue Lingxi looked at her with a smile, “If you can disguise your cultivation strength with pills, so can I. We are going to win big and there will be no one to stop us.”

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Chapter 132: Beyond Divinity Cultivator

Yue Lingxi was fleeing as quickly as possible.

It was because she knew that a beyond divinity cultivator was now chasing her deep into the mountains.

She wished that she had wings now and could plunge into the desolate mists that were below the mountains.

Her greatest mistake was that she had greatly overestimated herself and she did not expected that there would be two such high level cultivation expert in this small place.

And right now her beautiful form was fleeing extremely fast through the mountains as she hoped to shake off her pursuer.

“Where do you think you are going?” a voice said right behind her.

She gasped as a powerful profound force began to ripple onto her before slamming her hard onto the mountain.

As she slid down the mountain, she saw a youthful old man with white hair was the one that had attacked her.

She gasped, “Who are you?!”

“I should be the one that is asking you instead!” The youthful old man coolly said. “I’m just surprised that there will actually be a desolate immortal that is able to sneak into the lower realm. Your background must indeed be extremely astonishing. You may call me the Three-Destinies Old Man!”

Yue Lingxi had never known the meaning of fear but in front of this youthful old man who had a little hunchback, she was suddenly afraid.

But of course she was not going to give up without a single fight. That was not the way of the desolate immortals!

“If you want to know my name, you can ask when you are in the void!” she had raised her fingers and several shrieking sounds of the winds could be heard gathering furiously around her.

“The Gathering Windforces of the Demonic Wolf Sword!”

Several wind blades in the shape of a demonic wolf, strong enough to rip apart any ordinary fifth realm golden celestials, were rushing at her attacker.

The Three-Destinies Old Man was startled at the display of her profound force that he was gasping, “The desolate might of the Chaos Mysteries! You are a desolate immortal of the Citadel of Chaos Mysteries?”

Yue Lingxi was smiling coldly, “Now that you know how fearsome I am? It is already too late. This is our citadel’s most powerful technique…”

All of a sudden her smiles had completely vanished when the Three-Destinies Old Man had raised his palm and imploded her Gathering of Windforces of the Demonic Wolf Sword into nothingness.

Yue Lingxi was secretly startled. This was not possible…not possible at all…this old man did not even use any power techniques and just by using the strength of his profound force, he had completely dissipated her profound power technique.

She quickly flickered with her fingers and a divine sword was in her hand. “Die, old man!”

A barrage of ice shots and penetrating kinetic bolts from her divine sword flew as energy waves toward the Three-Destinies Old Man.

Three golden globes of light flashed and hovered around the old man as the sword energies of her divine sword were all completed deflected or dissipated by the three hovering golden globes.

Yue Lingxi gasped with disbelief as she quickly took several steps back, “The Invincible Divine Force?! You are a Pangu Immortal? You are the Western Paradise Heavenly King of the Thirty-Three Heavens?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man rubbed his nose and thought, “Since she had thought that I am him, no harm pretending to be so.” So he smiled, “Indeed I am!”

Then he asked, “So you are the Desolate Sacred Maiden Yue Lingxi?”

Yue Lingxi lifted her eyes to nod proudly, “Indeed I am. If I…haven’t sacrificed half of my desolate strength to transmigrate to this realm, do you think that you will be standing right now in front of me?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man growled softly, “Don’t be too hasty in making this judgment yet. All Thirty-Three Heavenly Kings of the Pangu Immortals are capable of fighting the Desolate Lords of the Twelve Citadels.”

“And how many of the Thirty-Three Heavenly Kings are now left?” Yue Lingxi lit a cold smile. “Only a third of the Thirty-Three Heavenly Kings are the more capable fighters. The rest are like useless trash in the eyes of the Desolate Lords like me.”

Yue Lingxi was a Desolate Lord of the Citadel of Chaos Mysteries and she was an eighth rank positioning desolate immortal. The Great Rift Lord and the Alluring Goddess Theresa were both ninth rank positioning desolate immortals and she was just an immortal rank below them.

The Three-Destinies Old Man smiled, “After losing half of your desolate might, can you still considered yourself to be a Desolate Lord? I think that you are just barely at the sacred saint level here. How can you fight me? Even the weakest of the Thirty-Three Heavenly King will be able to take you down without any real effort. Don’t you think so?”

Yue Lingxi replied coldly, “I still have many secret skills and weapons that I have not taken out yet.” Although this part was the truth but in reality her legs were trembling nonstop under her skirt. After all, she was facing a beyond divinity cultivator and a beyond divinity cultivator was at least a ninth rank positioning immortal.

Even if she was at the peak of her strength, it was extremely difficult to defeat a ninth rank positioning immortal cultivator. There was a reason why the ninth rank positioning immortals were known as the beyond divinity cultivators.

The Three-Destinies Old Man walked calmly to her and said, “Surrender and return with me to the Immortal Realm. I can promise you that you will be treated well…”

All of a sudden Yue Lingxi had taken out the Horizon of the Heavens and morphed it into a beautiful silver feathered divine sword and a beam of brilliant white light exploded upon the Three-Destinies Old Man with an earth-shaking thunderous explosion!

Yue Lingxi did not wait to see if the old man could survive the explosion that was generated with all of her remaining profound strength. She knew that he would probably survive but he would surely take quite a big hit. After all, the Horizon of the Heavens was a saint grade desolate immortal artefact.

It was a lucky thing that she had deciphered quite a bit of the Horizon of the Heavens before she encountered this old man. Among the powerful immortal practices that she had learnt from the Horizon of the Heavens was to use it as a divine sword.

The Three-Destinies Old Man was caught off-guarded by the suddenly display of the brilliant explosion that had shook the mountains and he was thrown down from the mountain top.

After rolling down for a short while, he picked himself up and heaved a heavy sigh. “To think that I will actually be surprised by her. She has actually obtained the Horizon of the Heavens. It seems that there will not be any peace in the Immortal Realm soon. So she is seeking the power of the Great Rift Lord for herself…”

He took a quick look around before he straightened his back, “Lucky there is no one around to see this or I will really be a laughing stock in the future…”

“She is such an unpleasant maiden. Whoever takes her as his consort in the future will be in deep trouble…”

Yue Lingxi was delightful that she had managed to flee from the spiritual perception of the old man. In her desperate attempt to make an escape, she was forced to reveal the hidden card in her sleeves, the Horizon of the Heavens.

She knew that she had to move ahead with her plans now because the Pangu Immortals would soon know that she had the Horizon of the Heavens and would be hunting her down to seize this godly desolate artefact for themselves.

“Lu Qingyun, you are such a fool!” she cursed softly. “I would be willing to share the power with you if only if you sensible enough…”

She did not know that at this moment Lu Qingyun was feeling so clever of himself because he had forced her to take flight.

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Chapter 131: Battle of the Wits

Lu Qingyun had rushed to the heaven gate entrance of the Heavens Ridge Villa.

He thought that he had better stopped this ‘Sister’ of his from entering the Heavens Ridge Villa before it was too late to stop her.

Shi Guanyin and Lie Xingyuan were a little startled by his panicky rush to the heaven gate. They had thought that he was actually too excited at the prospect of meeting his sister instead.

When Lu Qingyun had reached the heaven gate, an extremely beautiful maiden was standing quietly in wait and quite a number of protégés were captivated by her astonishing allure.

But only Lu Qingyun knew best; this extremely beautiful maiden was actually dangerous!

They did not see the way that she had transformed into a terrifying desolate monster nor did they see how emotionless she was when she ripped her body parts out. If they had known, they would be panicking like he was now.

Yue Lingxi smiled when she saw Lu Qingyun, “My…brother!”

Lu Qingyun stammered when he saw her, “Erm…sister…”

Lie Xingyuan was most astonished when she saw Yue Lingxi. She did not know that Lu Qingyun actually had such a beautiful sister. It seemed that the good looks gene actually run in their family.

Even Shi Guanyin expressed a little surprise when she saw Yue Lingxi as she thought, “This maiden seems to give out an extraordinary mystifying air. I wonder if she is a cultivator?”

Most celestials in the Celestial Realm were born celestials and not everyone was an active cultivator. A large majority of the celestials were actually in the first realm and second realm.

In the eyes of the high level cultivators like Celestial Shi Guanyin, only those celestials that were at the third realm were considered to be true cultivators.

Lu Qingyun knew that Yue Lingxi had regained her consciousness and was not Number 1 or even his sister. But why was she here now and even claiming to visit ‘this brother’?

Yue Lingxi looked at Lu Qingyun intently and knitted her thin brows. She had recognized the annihilating force that was within him when she had regained her consciousness. But she had failed to evaluate the profound strength of his annihilating force at that time.

Therefore this time she was determined to take a detail reading of his annihilating force as she recited her mystic arts silently.

But to her great disappointment, he had only a tiny trace of the annihilating force. It did not even register even as lesser, minor or major of the annihilating force as it was too rudimentary.

Lu Qingyun felt a little odd that Yue Lingxi was just staring at him. Even Lie Xingyuan and Shi Guanyin were also feeling a little odd here.

Yue Lingxi searched her memories again. It was impossible for Lu Qingyun to have such a tiny trace of desolate energy. Totally impossible!

It was because when she had regained her consciousness, she had clearly remembered that there was a strong lingering desolate aura around him and she had identified the origin as the annihilating force. But now this strong desolate aura had simply faded away? How could it be?

She searched deeper into her memories and into her sub-consciousness when she was Number 1.

Number 1 had suddenly awakened because she was suddenly aroused by a burst of pure desolate energy that had suddenly exploded and this pure desolate energy had come from Lu Qingyun and not Master Inverse Chaos.

This pure desolate energy had appeared when Lu Qingyun had mustered his profound aura and it was so strong that it had lingered on him even she had awakened from her sub-consciousness. He had to be a least a lesser annihilating force practitioner.

So she smiled and said to him, “Brother Lu Qingyun. Long time no see. How about you show your sister how strong you are now by displaying your profound strength for me to take a closer look?”

When he had displayed his profound strength, she would be able to tell the degree of his mastery of the annihilating force by the strength of his profound aura alone.

Lu Qingyun was startled that she had suddenly made such a request. He did not mind displaying his profound aura for her to see even though he did not know her real purpose for asking him to do so. But he was not stupid and he knew that she must have a purpose for asking him to do so. As for what purpose it was, he could not figure it out at the moment.

So he smiled wryly, “My dear sister, I am cultivating my heart at the moment. It is best that I do not show off in public here.”

Yue Lingxi: …

The dozens of protégés who were on sentry duty were all muttering among themselves and they were secretly laughing at Lu Qingyun.

“Tsk, tsk. Our senior brother is only a low level cultivator so he is naturally shy to show off in front of his sister…”

“Cultivating the heart…what a perfect excuse to say. We should all learn from our senior brother next time…Hahaha…”

“Didn’t know that our senior brother actually has such a lovely sister…”

“Although he has won the latest core protégés competition but it seems to be rigged and until now, we have yet to see how impressive he is…”

“Do you all remember at that time when Supremacy Wen had come? I had heard that our senior brother actually collapsed when he was being challenged!”

“But there are some rumors that our senior brother is actually quite strong. Yes or no?”

“These are just rumors that are spread by the female protégés who had never seen a handsome face before. Frankly speaking, I am even more handsome than him!”

“You are more handsome than senior brother? Don’t make me puke…”

Yue Lingxi responded coldly to Lu Qingyun’s remarks, “In that case, why don’t you show me in private?”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Actually sister, can you leave?”

Yue Lingxi, Lie Xingyuan, Shi Guanyin: …

Lie Xingyuan was startled. Did she just hear correctly? Her Senior Brother Lu Qingyun was asking his sister that he had just met to just leave like this?

Yue Lingxi smiled before she titled her head near Lu Qingyun to whisper in secret, “Do you believe that with a wave of my hand, I can take away your life? So you have better be wise up and show me your profound strength. Unless of course, you want to force me to attack you?”

Lu Qingyun was startled when he had heard her. He quickly composed his mind to think of a life saving measure. Then he had an idea so he whispered back, “I’m betting that you dare not.”

Yue Lingxi hummed coldly, “Do you want to take a bet on that?”

Lu Qingyun whispered, “I have no doubt that you can take away my life but if I am wrong about your current strength, it should be between the sixth and the seventh realm?”

Yue Lingxi smirked coldly, “That is good enough to take away the life of a low level cultivator like you.”

Lu Qingyun nodded, “Sure you can but my master won’t be pleased and you won’t be able to escape.”

“Your master? Why would I fear your master?” Yue Lingxi hummed coldly.

“My master is a peaked seventh realm expert. Surely with your spirit sense, it is not hard to miss a cultivator on that level?” Lu Qingyun whispered.

He knew that Qin Keqin was in reclusion at the forbidden grounds of the Heavens Ridge Villa. Left with no other choices, he had decided to scare this Yue Lingxi maiden off. After all, Qin Keqin was the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing and she was indeed an upper seventh realm sacred saint cultivator. So he was not exactly lying.

Yue Lingxi shuddered a little. She had suddenly remembered sensing the presence of two great saintesses in the Red Death Valley. So it was likely that Lu Qingyun was not lying to her.

However she was not a fool to take in his words totally. So she extended her spiritual perception to probe the vicinity for the sighting of any unusual strong profound aura.

To her startled shock, there was indeed a peaked seventh realm cultivator in the vicinity and this peak seventh realm cultivator had unusually strong profound aura. The instant that she had probed onto this peak seventh realm cultivator, this peak seventh realm cultivator was already alerted to her presence!

But that was not all, there was also a beyond divinity cultivator that had also sensed her spiritual probing.

Yue Lingxi had turned ashen immediately and she was even afraid. It was as though she had just entered a lion den by accident!

When Lu Qingyun saw her expression, he knew that his ruse had somehow worked and he was secretly relieved. But he also sighing as this reminded him of his disparity with the maiden of his heart…

“Am I good enough for her?”

Yue Lingxi shot him a woeful glance, “You…you! I have come to look for you with the best of intentions and yet you do not know. You do not know what it is good for you!”

With that she had quickly flashed away, astonishing Lie Xingyuan, Shi Guanyin and the rest of the protégés who did not expect her to be actually a high level cultivator.

Lu Qingyun scratched his forehead as he muttered, “I do not know what is good for me? What does she means by that?”

Lie Xingyuan was smiling, “Senior brother, your sister’s swiftness movement skill is really astonishing. I think she is even better than you.”

Lu Qingyun looked at her with a weak smile, “Indeed.”

Then he heaved a soft sigh, “Xingyuan, are you really…joining the…Heavenly Fragrance Villa?”

Lie Xingyuan averted her glances, “So senior brother, you have already known about it. Yes, I am. I’ve wanted to tell you after the meal…”

“I am really happy for you. This is a dream come true for many…” Lu Qingyun murmured softly and there was a trembling heartache that was within him.

“My only regret is that I won’t be on the side of senior brother anymore…I will no longer be able to take care of senior brother…” Lie Xingyuan’s eyes were extremely melancholy and her eyes were afraid to look at Lu Qingyun.

Lu Qingyun suddenly said, “Xingyuan, as long as I know where you are. One day I will come to look for you!”

Lie Xingyuan smiled weakly, “Why do you want to look for me? Aren’t you afraid of inviting gossips? A protégé of the Heavenly Fragrance Villa can’t get marry. That is the clan rule.”

“That is because we are friends. We’re best friends, Xingyuan. Why can’t I visit you?” Lu Qingyun said quietly.

Lie Xingyuan slowly lifted her head to look affectionately at him. There seemed to be many unspoken things that were on her mind but eventually she smiled, “Then you must share with me how many hearts of the maidens that you’ve broken when you come to look for me. I will be really curious to know.”

Lu Qingyun: …

“Xingyuan, why do you say that?”

Lie Xingyuan lowered her voice to a whisper, “That beautiful maiden earlier isn’t your sister right? I saw the look that she had given to her when she had left and it looked like you had just broken her poor heart.”

Lu Qingyun: …

“If I tell you that she wants to kill me, would you believe me?”

“I think that all the heartbroken maidens in the world can’t wait to kill the man that has let them down. What do you think?” Lie Xingyuan returned a faint smile.

Lu Qingyun: …

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Chapter 130: Defeating the Inner Demons

Lu Qingyun had a despondent heart after his talk with the Three-Destinies Old Man. After his return to his abode, he said to Lie Xingyuan. “I’m going to spend a few days meditating. I still find my strength to be sorely lacking.”

Lie Xingyuan was surprised by his decision but she did not stop him.

She merely looked at him with a flustered smile, “Actually senior brother, I’ve changed the blanket and the bedding for you. I don’t mind changing it every day for you.”

Lu Qingyun: …

“Xingyuan, it is not what you think it is…”

“You don’t have to explain. I totally understand.” Lie Xingyuan shyly giggled.

Lu Qingyun was flustered. He could not tell her about the Three-Destinies Old Man because it would mean revealing the heavens’ secrets.

“Actually…I…” he was stammering because he did not know how to explain it to her.

“It is good to burn away your internal fires in the practice chamber.” She shyly said before she walked hastily away.

Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes as he muttered, “I am not doing anything else in the practice chamber. I am only meditating inside…do I look like a lecherous man to you?”

Shaking his head, he walked into the practice chamber and had entered into a self-imposed ‘cultivation retreat’.

But instead of cultivating, he was actually thinking of what the Three-Destinies Old Man had told him.

“I will bring upon a calamity on Keqin…”

“If I truly love her then I must give her up for her own good…”

“Keqin…”

“Keqin…”

“Is it only lust that I have felt toward Keqin?”

“I may feel lust toward Yin Shisi but definitely not Keqin…”

After struggling with his inner demons for two days, Lu Qingyun had finally opened his eyes with an enlightened look.

“Why is that I will only bring a calamity on Keqin but not the others?”

“That Three-Destinies Old Man must be a fraudster…”

“I finally know why. He must be an old toad that is lusting after Keqin himself…”

“To think that I was almost tricked by him…”

“To think that I was almost manipulated by him into leaving Keqin…”

“I am really not a lustful man, definitely not…”

“…so that old man must be wrong.”

“Actually I do feel a little lust towards her…well it is only just a little and it can’t be considered to be lust? Am I right?”

Over the past two days, he had finally found many excuses and many reasons why he should not be leaving Qin Keqin.

“I shall not be defeated by this old man…”

“Even if what he had said is the truth, I am going to defy the heavens…”

He had finally defeated the inner demons of his heart, defeated the advice of the Three-Destinies Old Man and he had emerged as the ultimate winner.

With a triumphant look, he had walked out of the practice chamber.

“Senior brother, you have ended the retreated?” Lie Xingyuan smiled when she saw him entering the abode’s hall.

“Xingyuan, I am hungry. May I have two bowl of rice?” Lu Qingyun smiled when he saw Lie Xingyuan. He was in high spirits and he had never felt as good as before.

Lie Xingyuan was giggling, “Alright. I will also make a few extra dishes for you. I think that you need more food to replenish your lost stamina.”

“Lost stamina? What lost stamina?” Lu Qingyun had a perplexed look as he looked curiously at her.

“Senior brother, actually try not to do it so often. It is harmful to your body.  You know, you can always look for Xingyuan…” she let it lingered before she dashed shyly out of the hall.

Lu Qingyun was stammering, “Xingyuan, it is really not what you think…”

All of a sudden he heard Lie Xingyuan making a greeting from beyond the hall, “Grand Elder Celestial Shi! Xingyuan pays my respect to you.”

“Where is Senior Brother Qingyun? I am here specifically to look for him.” Shi Guanyin was heard saying.

“He’s in the hall now.”

“Alright then. I will look for him myself. You can carry on with your tasks.”

When Shi Guanyin had entered the hall, Lu Qingyun quickly greeted her respectfully. “Grand Elder Shi. May I wonder what brings you here?”

He was quite respectful toward Shi Guanyin because if it was not for her, he would never have the chance to enter the Red Heaven Sword Library and found the Flaming Crimson Sword Art. He felt that he really owed her for what he had become now.

“Grand Elder Celestial Shi is so kind to me. I don’t know how I would ever repay her for her kindness to me…” He was thinking when he saw her.

This time round, she had come alone.

“Senior brother,” Shi Guanyin was smiling. “Thank you for taking care of Qiuyue during the trip to the Red Death Valley.”

“Not at all.” Lu Qingyun said humbly.

“I just have some news for you so I thought of delivering it personally to you,” Shi Guanyin smiled.

“Oh? I feel really bad that Grand Elder Shi is personally delivering the news to me.” Lu Qingyun smiled awkwardly.

“Don’t worry about it. I am free anyway and I thought of seeing how you are. If senior brother is badly injured, the future of the Heavens Ridge Villa will be at risk.” Shi Guanyin chuckled softly.

“Haha, I’m not someone that is important as to affect the future of the Heavens Ridge Villa.” Lu Qingyun answered awkwardly.

“You are our senior brother, the core disciple to our acting sect leader! Moreover our acting sect leader is also the Fragrance Elder of our patriarch clan! So that makes you doubly important.” Shi Guanyin winked at him.

Of course, she was not going to tell him that the grand elders had all know by now that their acting sect leader Qin Keqin was actually the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing.

Lu Qingyun was the core disciple of the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing. This status alone could shake the Nine Celestial Fraternity!

“As you know, our patriarch clan the Heavenly Fragrance Villa has recently announced that our clan will be hosting the regional cultivators’ competition. Every celestial clan in the region will be allowed to field four candidates that are below the fifth realm. Therefore we have decided to field you as one of the candidates as you have the most outstanding results during the core protégés martial tournament. What do you think?”

Lu Qingyun was startled and he was immediately excited. This was a chance for him to prove himself!

So he quickly said, “I will gladly accept this honor! May I know who will be the other three candidates that will be fielded?”

Shi Guanyin said with pride, “Leng Qiuyue, Nangong Yu, Cheng Wuzi! They are the other three.”

Leng Qiuyue, Cheng Wuzi and Nangong Yu were all fourth realm experts. Naturally they would be selected.

Shi Guanyin smiled before she said in a low voice, “Qiuyue has been singing your praises. I am really curious what is your cultivation realm at the moment? I’ll promise to keep it a secret.”

Lu Qingyun had no intentions of hiding his cultivation realm and was in fact eager to shake off his good-for-nothing cultivator moniker. He answered politely, “Upper fourth realm immortal celestial.”

When Shi Guanyin heard him, her eyes were wide opened with disbelief. All along she had thought that Lu Qingyun was only a first realm lowly cultivator and he was now a fourth realm expert in just a matter of months?!

She was greatly astonished!

“How is it possible?” she was muttering.

Lu Qingyun smiled awkwardly, “It is all thanks to my master. Without her aid, I will never have get this far.”

Shi Guanyin had suddenly remembered that Qin Keqin was actually the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing and there was a story that Fan Yuqing used to be the high priestess of the Great Goddess Heaveness. Naturally this was entirely possible if it was the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing…

She smiled weakly, “I should have put more faith in Qiuyue’s words. You are really an outstanding genius and the chosen son of the heavens.”

Lu Qingyun was thinking, “Maybe I should ask Grand Elder Shi to let me evaluate my cultivation strength again with the telling stone. In this way, I will no longer be the good-for-nothing but handsome cultivator…”

But he had suddenly had a change of his heart, “I’ve promised Keqin that I will cultivate the heart. Alas, why am I so stubborn on seeking renown? With such a mentality, my state of divinity will never be able to improve and I’ll never be a saint in the future.”

So he shook his head and said humbly, “My strength is still lacking and I’m not any chosen son of the heavens.”

Shi Guanyin nodded as she thought, “He is a humble heart and is teachable. He will have a bright future. *Sigh* If he isn’t with sect leader, I will surely give Qiuyue hand in marriage to him…”

Mindful that her thoughts were drifting away, she quickly said. “The second news is a little shocking. Young Master Ling Chong of the Flying Armament Sect is getting married to Qiuxiang Huan. It is also likely that Qiuxiang Huan will be one of the competing candidates on the side of the Flying Armament Sect.”

Lu Qingyun was a little startled. “She is marrying my brother Ling Chong?”

Shi Guanyin nodded, “This may not be good news for us actually.”

Lu Qingyun nodded lightly. Qiuxiang Huan had left quite a lasting impression on him with her stately demeanor and moreover, she was really a city toppling beauty as well.

He was feeling a little envious for his sworn brother Ling Chong but was glad for him anyway.

However most of his ‘lasting impressions’ on Qiuxiang Huan were quite negative…

When he thought of Qiuxiang Huan, he could not help but sighed softly as he sipped a drink.

“The third news isn’t as shocking and may well be proved to be a fake news. But I should at least inform you. Your sister is here to visit you.”

Lu Qingyun laughed as he took another sip of his tea, “When did I ever have a sister…”

“Well, she says that her name is Lu Rongren. Since she isn’t your sister then I will ask the protégés to turn her away.”

Lu Qingyun almost puke his drink out of his mouth and he was suddenly coughing, “Wait!”

He suddenly had a sheepish look on him as he found himself saying, “She is indeed my sister.”

“Huh? She is really your sister?” Shi Guanyin asked curiously, “But I thought that you just said that you don’t have a sister?”

Lu Qingyun laughed weakly, “She is my older sister. We have not seen each other for a long time. We erm…from different mothers.”

Shi Guanyin seemed to be satisfied with the answer and she was smiling, “Alright then. I will allow her to come inside so that you can have your family reunion.”

Lu Qingyun was not thinking straight when he had admitted that this Lu Rongren was his sister. He was suddenly thinking, “Why did I have to admit it?”

He was suddenly blinking his eyes when he had recalled this Yue Lingxi maiden and was thinking, “How did she find me? What does she want? More importantly, how do I explain this sister to Keqin?”

Then a scary thought crossed his mind, “What if she is here to kill me?!”

“There is another piece of news. This one is a good news for us and for you as well.” Shi Guanyin said with grinning delight.

Lu Qingyun gathered his thoughts and asked, “Oh?”

“Lie Xingyuan has been chosen by Fragrance Herald Shen Yufeng to be her core protégé. After the regional cultivators’ competition has ended, she will be going to the Patriarch Clan Heavenly Fragrance Villa to be a protégé.”

Shi Guanyin chuckled before adding, “This is really a pleasant surprise! To think that all the celestial clans will be fighting in the regional cultivators’ competition for a chance to be accepted into the Patriarch Clan Heavenly Fragrance Villa but Xingyuan actually has such a chance ahead of all the other female cultivators. To tell you the truth….I’m so surprised by this as well…Shen Yufeng says that Xingyuan has a good potential and that’s why she wants to make her a core protégé…”

Lu Qingyun was not listening anymore. He was stunned. “Xingyuan is leaving me soon…”

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Chapter 129: The Horizon of the Heavens

Red Death Valley;

Yue Lingxi slowly woke up from her slumber.

With a light tremble, she had tiptoed on the ground and her profound aura was like feathered wings that shook all the dirt and debris from her body.

Her profound aura was a deep purple unlike the golden auras of the golden celestials and even her eyes were now a brilliant violet.

She took a curious look at her surroundings before she chuckled softly, “So this is the Celestial Realm! To think that the Celestial Realm will be such an ideal place for the Desolate Immortals. It is…really such a surprise. Now I’ve finally known where all the desolate forces had gone to after the Great God Pangu had sundered the Gods Realm into the Three Known Realms. It is all hidden under the mountains of the Celestial Realm.”

The Gods Realm (天神界) was once the home realm of the Desolate Immortals where they ruled over all of creations. But the Great God Pangu had defeated the Desolate Immortals and had driven them to the Desolate Realm(莽荒界). As for the Gods Realm, the Great God Pangu had split it into the Three Known Realms that were collectively known as the Immortal Realm(神界), Celestial Realm(天界) and the Mortal Realm(人间界).

She heaved a soft sigh and had a stupefied look, “To think that the Desolate Leaders of the Ancient Fortress had all wasted their lives in invading the Immortal Realm and ended up being defeated by the Pangu Immortals in the Immortal Realm. Even the Ancient Fortress was lost to the Pangu Immortals…”

There was a drop of tear that tickled onto the ground as she moaned the demise of her once glorious race.

Not only had the Pangu Immortals claimed the Ancient Fortress but even the Desolate Realm had fallen to the Pangu Immortals.

“Is this to be the final fate of the first immortals?” she lamented quietly.

She continued to lament for some time before she took out the Horizon of the Heavens. In order to obtain this Horizon of the Heavens, she had sacrificed half of her desolate strength to transmigrate forcefully to the Celestial Realm in order to find it.

Along the way, she had met an old desolate immortal who had largely lost his desolate strength and she had put in a blind faith to trust him but he turned out to have a nefarious intention. Not only did he steal her Horizon of the Heavens from her hands but he had also captured her to turn her into his vile experiments.

This Horizon of the Heavens was extremely important to her. It was because hidden within the Horizon of the Heavens, was one-tenth of the profound might of the Great Rift God Xuan Yuan.

Although it was only one-tenth of the Great Rift God Xuan Yuan’s strength but this was enough to restore all her lost desolate strength and to propel her to a greater immortal cultivator!

Who was the Great Rift God? At his peak, he was said to be able to contest with the Great God Pangu. Naturally he was a beyond divinity immortal and was an extreme immortal of great strength.

When he had fallen after fighting in the failed invasion of the Immortal Realm, he had imbued the last of his profound might into an ancient artefact and this ancient artefact was the Horizon of the Heavens.

She was now holding onto the Horizon of the Heavens with her trembling fingers. “That fool Inverse Chaos, he had such a profound treasure in his hands and yet he was unable to comprehend any of its secrets. He is indeed old and reached the end of his potential. No wonder his mind was so warped that he had taken the unorthodox path. This is the difference between us.”

The Horizon of the Heavens was a silver shard that was the size of her palm. With just a few touches of her fingers, it had changed into a silver scroll.

With eager anticipation, she unfolded the scroll and there was a smile on her countenance. Dozens of immortal intricate formulas were instantly revealed to her. But these cultivation intricate formulas were not the ones that she was seeking.

Within the Horizon of the Heavens, was the ultimate desolate power and that was the one that she was seeking.

Time passed, she had finally figured out that these immortal intricate formulas were not random lines but was a hidden doorway to the Horizon of the Heavens. As the Desolate Sacred Maiden of the Citadel of Chaos Mysteries, she was not a stranger to this type of hidden cryptography.

Eventually the Horizon of the Heavens was glowing with a reddish hue and her eager eyes were excited. “This is too easy. I am indeed a monstrous genius of my race.”

Then a cryptic message was revealed and she was stunned.

“Only a wielder of the major annihilating force will be able to open the secrets within.”

“This is impossible…” Yue Lingxi was completely stupefied.

The annihilating force was divided into three power levels; the lesser, the minor and the major.

Any practitioner of the desolate force could practice the lesser annihilating force. It was not actually difficult and it would require some ten thousand years to do so. She was a high level practitioner of the chaos desolate force and she was confident that she may be able to accomplish this feat in a thousand year.

However the minor annihilating force was another matter. Most of the high level desolate immortal cultivators of annihilating force were lucky enough to reach the minor annihilating force level. As a major practitioner of the chaos desolate force, if she cultivated extremely hard for the next hundred thousand years, there may be a chance that she could cultivate to this level. But that would mean that she had to sacrifice her major chaos desolate force in order to do so, becoming a minor practitioner of the minor annihilating force.

This was a step backward for her!

As for the major annihilating force, the Great Rift God was the only desolate immortal who had ever attained to this lofty peak and he was the first immortal.

Yue Lingxi was a third generation desolate immortal and in her heart, she knew that even with her monstrous talent, she would never be able to surpass the geniuses of the first immortals.

Or else, she would not have thought of sacrificing half of her chaos desolate force in order to transmigrate to the Celestial Realm to track down the Horizon of the Heavens. Moreover in order to obtain the whereabouts of the Horizon of the Heavens, her fellow desolate immortals of the Citadel of Chaos Mysteries had paid a heavy price for it and they were mostly killed by the Alluring Goddess Theresa.

The Alluring Goddess Theresa was not a Pangu Immortal but a First Desolate Immortal of the Oracle Citadel.

When the Great Rift God was killed, he had imbued the remnants of his immortal strength into the Horizon of the Heavens so that one day, the desolate immortals would make a comeback with his strength.

In order to track down the Horizon of the Heavens, which was also a desolate artefact which had vanished through time and space, the Citadels of the Chaos Mysteries and the Oracle had setup a massive immortal array to divine the whereabouts of the Horizon of the Heavens.

At the most crucial moment, the Alluring Goddess Theresa was revealed to be a traitor of the desolate immortals and the massive immortal array was destroyed by her.

Although the massive immortal array was destroyed, she had a hint of the whereabouts of the Horizon of the Heavens.

Making full use of the confusion and by sacrificing half of her desolate strength, she had successfully transmigrated into the Celestial Realm.

She could not understand why even a mighty figure like the Alluring Goddess Theresa had chosen to betray the desolate immortals. The Alluring Goddess Theresa was a Great Goddess and a beyond divinity immortal whose strength was said to equal the Great Rift God.

If she could obtain the Horizon of the Heavens, her desolate strength would grow even more powerful and there was not a chance that the Pangu Immortals would conquer the desolate immortals. In fact, she could even be the next ruler of the Six Realms of Divinity.

But she had chosen to destroy the immortal array, betray the desolate immortals and be a dog of the Pangu Immortals!

Yue Lingxi muttered with utter sadness, “I don’t understand. This is complete madness.”

During the Desolate Immortals-Pangu Immortals conflict, a third of the Desolate Immortals had defected to the side of the Pangu Immortals. This caused the immortal war to swing to the side of the Pangu Immortals.

Almost overnight, the Ancient Fortress of the Desolate Immortals was overrun by the Pangu Immortals and even the Desolate Realm was not spared by the counter-attack of the Pangu Immortals.

What turned out to be an invasion of the Immortal Realm by the Desolate Immortals was completely reversed by the Pangu Immortals.

She actually did not have any sympathy for the dead desolate immortals though, not even for the Great Rift God. The ways of the desolate immortals were their chaotic nature and they were cold even to their own kind. And she was no exception.

Power was everything to the desolate immortals and might was right. This was their way of life since the dawn of time.

A few options were now laid out in front of her now.

One; return to the Desolate Realm with the Horizon of the Heavens. Even without the profound power of the Great Rift God, the Horizon of the Heavens was still a mighty desolate artefact.

Two; cultivate the annihilating force to the major annihilating force level. The desolate mists in the Celestial Realm would be a perfect cultivation place for her. Maybe in a million years, she may finally be able to obtain the profound power of the Great Rift God.

Three; Look for a practitioner with the annihilating force potential and to trick him into obtaining the profound power for her.

Her desolate eyes were soon flashing and she had a faint smile, “Lu…Qing…Yun…”

It was a good thing that she still had a trace of her profound tracing on him. “We are going to meet again real soon.” There was a hint of light flushes on her and she was secretly smiling to herself.

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Chapter 128: The Playacting Saintesses

At the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse hideout in New Empyrean City;

Feng Minyue was muttering panicky to Xuan Danfeng, “There is an additional 300 million silvers that are unaccounted for.”

300 million silvers were a big sum of money that most of the celestial clans in New Empyrean City could only hope to see but not have, not even with ten years of clan income.

Xuan Danfeng looked carefully at the accounts and suddenly said weakly, “Do you remember that Yuqing had used the spirit transmission during the recent Heavens Ridge Villa’s martial tournament?”

Feng Minyue gasped softly as she shook her head with an unhappy look, “I…remember now…”

Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “Well, she didn’t turn it off periodically but had kept it on all the time.”

Feng Minyue moaned softly, “I don’t need you to remind me of this.”

She heaved a deep soft as her eyes looked miserably at the accounts again. One minute of the spirit transmission was a high grade spirit/soul stone that was gone and Fan Yuqing was spending the spirit stones as though it was like plain water.

“This month we are going to be tight again. So no more fine wines for you.” Feng Minyue shot an icy look at Xuan Danfeng.

Xuan Danfeng slammed her hand on the table lightly, “Minyue, this time you ought to be fair. It is Yuqing that is being so wasteful this time! She completely lacks self-control! You can’t expect me to suffer just because it is due to Yuqing’s doing, do you? Moreover, you know that we have two more mouths to feed recently.”

“Ahem!” Feng Minyue quickly said.

Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “Hope that I didn’t say that too loud.”

“You already have.” Lie Qing the Heavenly Temptress walked into the room as she swept her mesmerizing glances at them.

With a faint smile, she dropped a heavy pouch on the table top and said coolly. “There are a thousand high grade spirit stones with the purest soul force inside. Take it and spend it wisely.”

With another smile she said, “The Heaveness had finished the latest stories. Be sure to get her more. After all, we are not paying you to be idle with your services.”

With that Lie Qing had walked out of the room.

Xuan Danfeng winked at Feng Minyue as they exchanging knowing glances with each other.

There was a sweet smile that was on Feng Minyue as she whistled a quick tune, “Now the accounts are finally fine!”

Xuan Danfeng said a in a low voice, “Minyue, I think that you look more and more like a housewife each day.”

Feng Minyue shot her an icy look, “What do you mean?”

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly before her eyes looked at her with mischief, “Well, you are doing more housekeeping than spying on gossips. Most of the time, it is always Yuqing and I.”

“Someone has to take care of the accounts, am I right?” Feng Minyue coolly said.

“At this rate they are progressing, it is only a matter of time before our Sister Saintess Yuqing will be marrying off to Lu Qingyun. When that happens, what will you do?” Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly.

“I will still follow Sister Saintess Yuqing when that day comes.” Feng Minyue said with a determined look.

“Waaaaa, that Lu Qingyun fellow is so lucky to have two city toppling beauties. He is really having some dogshit luck.” Xuan Danfeng teased as she chuckled.

“Then why don’t you join us?” Feng Minyue ignored her teased and said coolly.

“Heh! I’m not into that!” Xuan Danfeng chuckled. “I’m sure that no one likes a drunkard like me.”

Lie Qing walked into the room where the Heaveness was and she was laughing softly, “Lingfeng, these two great saintesses are playacting too much. Shall we teach them a little lesson?”

Lingfeng was naturally the Heaveness’ name.

Ji Lingfeng shook her head with a soft sigh, “Forget it, although I’ve never seen two such money minded great saintesses in my entire life before but I must admit that Feng Minyue is really handling their finances pretty well. Danfeng is only trying to trick us into loosening our pockets. We just treat it as giving some pocket allowances to Yuqin.”

“Well, if you say so.” Lie Qing smiled. “I just can’t stand the thought that they think that they are smarter than us.”

Ji Lingfeng gave a quiet nod as she picked up a cultivation slip to read.

“You are still worried about Yuqin?” Lie Qing smiled. “Actually I think that Lu Qingyun fellow isn’t really a bad fellow. Back in the Red Death Valley, he has actually wanted to sacrifice himself to save Zhao Xingye and my daughter.”

Ji Lingfeng put down her cultivation slip and said slowly, “But we still have no idea how he had managed to escape unscathed. I find it a little too weird. Don’t you think so?”

“Maybe he is just lucky.” Lie Qing smiled.

“I don’t think so. My calculations tell me that it is impossible for him to be still alive unless he has struck a deal with that Desolate Immortal Cultivator Inverse Chaos. Very unlikely to be alive at all. He was barely even injured at all. Don’t you find it to be too strange?”

Ji Lingfeng added, “Moreover, the desolate immortal cultivators have their own unique ways of knowing their own kind. I’m not at all surprised that Inverse Chaos had known that Lu Qingyun is his own kind despite Yuqin best efforts in concealing his desolate aura.”

Lie Qing nodded, “You are still worried because you know who he really is. I must admit that I am a little afraid of him as well. We are all afraid that one day he may be too strong for us to handle. After all, we are not his match when he is at his peak.”

“The desolate immortals are a vengeful race. I’m afraid that he may seek vendetta on us and on Yuqin. In the end, Yuqin will be the one who will be suffering the most.” Ji Lingfeng said with a quiet melancholy.

“Let’s hope that he will be a celestial practitioner forever then.” Lie Qing said quietly.

“Hope so…” Ji Lingfeng’s eyes were melancholy as she had feared for the worst for Yuqin.

“By the way Lingfeng, you will be interested to know this.” Lie Qing was suddenly smiling mysteriously. “Guess what?”

Ji Lingfeng looked at her with her alluring eyes, “What do you want to say?”

“I saw him earlier! He is in New Empyrean City. I am betting that he is here to look for you.” Lie Qing had a delightful smile. “He is still the same old self.”

“Maybe he is here to look for you instead.” Ji Lingfeng said coldly.

Lie Qing shook her head with a soft chuckle, “He is probably here to look for you.”

Ji Lingfeng was suddenly smiling with delightful allure, “Hmph! Even if I give him a hundred years, he will never be able to sense where we are. We are quite safe here.”

Then she looked at Lie Qing, “How did you manage to see him? Did he know that you are here?”

Lie Qing laughed, “Of course not! I saw him at the Heavens Ridge Villa and he was pretending to be some old man.”

“Why did he go there for?” Ji Lingfeng asked curiously.

Lie Qing shook her head, “I don’t know either. I dare not approach too near to him. But I saw him talking to Lu Qingyun and he appeared to be quite mad.”

Ji Lingfeng was startled, “He knows about Lu Qingyun?!”

“Obviously yes or else he won’t be talking to him.” Lie Qing analyzed her answer.

Ji Lingfeng trembled lightly, “I think Lu Qingyun may be in danger.”

Lie Qing was startled, “Surely you don’t mean that he will…”

All of a sudden Ji Lingfeng threw her cultivation slip down and said coldly, “He is obviously more concern about looking for his foes than looking for me! He can go to hell!”

Then she took a nervous look at Lie Qing, “Keep it from Yuqin first. She need not know about this.”

Lie Qing nodded, “I agree that it is not wise to let Yuqin knows about it.”

Author Note:
Hopefully I’ll be able to post another chapter tonight. *cross finger* But it going to be quite late.

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Chapter 127: Calamity Luck

“Senior Brother, I wonder…if you have anyone in your heart already?”

This was the question that was posed by Leng Qiuyue and she was now looking shyly at him as she waited for his reply.

There was a blanked expression in Lu Qingyun’s eyes as he did not know how he was going to answer her. He was not too dense to know that Leng Qiuyue was looking at him with an expression that was not of the norm.

He had suddenly remembered a story of a scholar who was once hotly pursued by three hot beauties. As he could not choose who he wanted to be with in the end and was afraid that he would hurt them so he had chosen to fake his own death.

But this story had nothing to do with her question…

He could not tell anyone that he was together with the sect leader or this would be a major scandal in the clan and in New Empyrean City. But at the same time, he was afraid of hurting her.

Leng Qiuyue averted her glances and said melancholy, “Actually I know that you have already someone in your heart.”

“You do?” Lu Qingyun was startled.

Leng Qiuyue nodded shyly, “It has to be her. Only she does not despise you from the very start and you are with her the whole time. It is only natural that you will have developed feelings for each other. Compare to her, I am far inferior.”

Lu Qingyun was startled. Was she referring to Lie Xingyuan? Xingyuan was like a little sister to me…

Leng Qiuyue looked up to him and smiled coyly, “You have saved my life three times. How do you think that I ought to repay you? It seems that in this lifetime…I…am struck with you already.”

Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes. Did he hear her correctly? She was actually confessing to him?!

He had never had anyone confessing to him and moreover Leng Qiuyue was well-known as the icy beauty in the clan. She was someone that he would never expect to take such an initiative…

“I…I…” Lu Qingyun was so caught up by surprise that he was stammering.

Leng Qiuyue looked away shyly, “Senior brother, do you despise me?”

Lu Qingyun was stammering, “Of course not…”

There was a delightful look on Leng Qiuyue as she smiled shyly, “That is…good enough for me!” With that, she had hastily walked away while leaving Lu Qingyun to stammer almost incoherently to himself. “Junior Sister Qiuyue…likes me…”

“I think I’ve better stay in my abode today…” he was murmuring to himself when he saw a familiar looking old man with pure white hair that was quietly approaching him.

This old man, was he not that fortune-teller that he had met some time ago?

The old man gave him an unhappy look before he said solemnly, “Did I not warn you that you may have some peach blossom luck lately?”

Lu Qingyun seemed to have recalled that so he nodded lightly.

“Did I not also warn you that you will be a calamity star to your beloved?” the old man added solemnly.

Lu Qingyun was startled as he replied, “I forget…”

Was it because of him that Keqin was forced to enter into her cultivation seclusion?

The old man was startled and he started to rebuke him furiously, “How dare you forget about my advice to you?! Do you want to bring upon her a great calamity then you will be satisfied?”

Lu Qingyun had no idea why this old man had suddenly flown into a rage. In fact he had no idea that a stranger would fly into a rage just because he had forgotten to take his advice.

The truth was, he had really forgotten about it. He had a perfect memory usually but in front of Qin Keqin, he would even forget who his old master was and even the three unbreakable rules that his old master had set for him were all gone like the winds.

A short while ago, he had even thought of giving up on Keqin and had considered with utmost seriousness to break off with her because he knew that he was not the man of her heart. But within three minutes of seeing her once again, he had totally forgotten about it.

All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had a sheepish look on him as he had suddenly remembered this old man and his weak attempt to give up on Qin Keqin.

In front of Qin Keqin, it was as though he had lost his soul and he could think of nothing else.

“Young man! Have your lustful heart got over to your head that you have forgotten my good advice to you?!” The old man stared at him with a furious and unhappy look.

Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly, “I…remember now…”

“You remember?! Are you sure about it?!” the old man rebuked him.

Lu Qingyun was thinking, “How did he know about me and Keqin?” So he asked, “How do you know that I have not broken up with the maiden of my heart?”

The old man laughed coldly, “I know that you will surely ask me this. Because I can still see the dark looming calamity star that is between your forehead that threaten to harm her destiny! Don’t forget that I am a fortune-teller!”

Lu Qingyun said politely, “Old Sir, do you have any remedy? It is because I really don’t want to leave her.”

The old man said coldly, “You don’t want to leave her because you are lusting after her, am I right and not because you truly love her. If you truly love someone then you must give her up for the sake of her happiness!”

“Old Sir. If you have a good remedy to share with me, please let me know!” There was a panic look in Lu Qingyun’s eyes as he asked the old man.

The old man hummed coldly, “Why are you being so stubborn? Just leave her and everything will soon be alright! You can have all the other maidens in the world but not her!”

Lu Qingyun growled suspiciously and said rudely, “Old man. I think you are a fake.”

The old man smiled coldly, “I am a fake? Young fellow. Do you know who I am? I’m the Three-Destiny Old Man, the foreteller of the three destinies. I know all of heavens’ secret. How dare you say that I am fake!”

Lu Qingyun muttered, “I’ve never heard of any Three-Destiny Old Man.”

The old man: …

“Hahaha, that is because I like to keep a low profile. That’s why you may have never heard of me. But why am I helping you? It is because we share some karmic fate! Why do you think that I will bother to help you?” the old man quickly added.

Lu Qingyun saw that the air of this old man was indeed extraordinary and he quickly made an apology, “Please pardon me for overlooking you. I really didn’t mean to be offensive.”

“So you will leave her as soon as possible?”

Lu Qingyun sighed, “I wish that I can but we have already…”

He had already kissed Keqin on a number of occasions and he had even touched her. How could he let her down by leaving her?

“What did you just say?! You have already…” the old man was furious. He had thought that Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin had already copulated and he was now speechless with rage.

“Therefore, I really can’t leave her just like this.” Lu Qingyun added with another soft sigh.

The old man was really infuriated. “What have you done?!”

Lu Qingyun was staring blankly at the old man and he asked with great earnest, “What have I done? Did I do anything wrong?”

“It is too late now…” the old man was sighing regretfully.

“Did I do anything wrong?” Lu Qingyun muttered as he continued to stare at the old man.

The old man stared coldly at him, “Everything that you’ve done is wrong!”

Lu Qingyun: …

“You have completely ruined her!” the old man added.

Lu Qingyun muttered, “It is not too late to make amends right? I can leave her. I just don’t want anything to happen to her.”

The old man seemed to have calmed down a little when he had heard him. He shot him a cold look before he said, “This is your last chance. Leave her or you will bring upon a calamity on her!”

Lu Qingyun stammered nervously, “Thank you for your instructions. I will be mindful about it.”

“Don’t forget that I’m the Three-Destiny Old Man! You are just lucky to have me to point you to the correct path! Remember, this is heavens’ secrets that we are sharing now. Tell no one about this! Absolutely no one!” the old man warned him severely. “If you truly love her, prove it by leaving her!”

As the old man left, Lu Qingyun was left to lament loudly to the heavens, “O Heavens! Is there anyone in the Nine Celestial Fraternity that is more miserable than me right now?!”

Qiuxiang Mei had summoned Tang Bufan and was solemnly questioning him, “I have heard that you and my daughter Qiuxiang Huan have been really quite intimate as of late.”

Tang Bufan replied nervously, “We are just good friends.”

Qiuxiang Mei hummed coldly, “Don’t forget that you are now just a protégé of the Clear Sky Pavilion and there are rules that you have to follow.”

Tang Bufan smiled weakly, “I do. May Pavilion Mistress be rest assures that I will follow the rules faithfully.”

Qiuxiang Mei walked quietly to the sword stand as she brandished a long sword before she said coldly, “I had heard something from a maid that you had stepped out of her room in the middle of the night.”

Tang Bufan had turned ashen immediately, “No, it is only a misunderstanding. You can ask Qiuxiang Huan…”

“My daughter will naturally defend you.” Qiuxiang Mei interrupted sharply.

Then she gave him a cold smile, “Do you know that my daughter is now engaged to Young Master Ling Chong of the Flying Armament Sect?”

Tang Bufan nodded as he returned a weak smile. How could he not know?

“Good. Since you’ve already known about it, why are you staying so close to my daughter? I don’t want her to have any blemishes or scandals before her marriage. Do you understand?”

Tang Bufan smiled weakly, “I…I understand.”

“Good.” Qiuxiang Mei gave him a cold look before a wryly smile appeared on her. “As for that maid that saw you leaving my daughter’s room, I had already sent her to the grave.”

Tang Bufan was so startled that he quickly fell onto his knees. “Pavilion Mistress, I hope that you will have mercy on me. I will not dare to be so close to Qiuxiang Huan again!”

Qiuxiang Mei smirked coldly, “This won’t do. I can see that your cultivation strength seems to have been reaping some benefits lately. Is it because you have been riding my daughter lately?”

Tang Bufan was thinking, “She has found out about my affair with Qiuxiang Huan…” But still he dared not admit it.

Qiuxiang Mei smiled, “Get up first. If I want to kill you, I won’t wait until now. If I want to kill you, I won’t silence the maid. After all, I don’t want to make my daughter sad, do I? So get up first.”

Tang Bufan slowly got up as he thought, “I am safe now?”

Just as he had muttered out a soft sigh of relief, a flash of the sword that was in Qiuxiang Mei’s hands had slashed below him.

Immediately the lower part of his robe was tainted with blood and Tang Bufan had turned extremely pale!

Qiuxiang Mei smiled quietly, “I will only trust the words of a eunuch. I don’t know how you’ve managed to trick her into your bed but this will be your last time. Do you think that my swordplay is swift and painless?”

Tang Bufan could not answer her because he had passed out all of a sudden!

His last thoughts were, “Heavens! Is there be a more unlucky person than I am elsewhere in the Nine Celestial Fraternity right now…”

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Chapter 126: Cherry Blossom Luck

When Lu Qingyun had returned to the Heavens Ridge Villa, Qin Keqin was still in her reclusion. Therefore he could only suppress the fires that were within him and waited for her to exit her reclusion.

That very night, he had the most wonderful dream ever, dreaming of the exotic dances of the dragons and the phoenixes. He was so glad that Yan’Er was not around to poke into his dreams.

When he had awakened the next day, he was greeted by a sweet sniffing fragrance and had immediately opened his eyes with a startled look.

Lie Xingyuan was also startled by him and she had a flustered look, “Senior brother, you have awakened.”

She was rolling her eyes shyly to the side while Lu Qingyun was panicky looking for the blanket to cover himself.

Lu Qingyun stammered with great awkwardness, “I have too much of the internal fires recently. I…I…”

Lie Xingyuan said sweetly with deep flushes on her countenance, “I didn’t see a thing. I’ve only just arrived.”

That was a white lie. She had accidentally seen everything…

Lu Qingyun laughed with great awkwardness, “That is good. I have just waked up too.”

Lie Xingyuan nodded lightly as she lowered her glances shyly, “I can see that.”

Lu Qingyun laughed weakly, “Right, right…”

Lie Xingyuan asked shyly, “Senior brother, are you hungry? Let Xingyuan prepare a meal for you.”

Although Lu Qingyun was not feeling hungry but he was eager to get her out of the room so he said, “Yes, I am. We can take a walk outside later too.”

Lie Xingyuan turned to smile at him, “Alright. I will go and prepare the meals now.” But before she walked off, she took a few meaningful glances at the blanket.

She stopped for a while at the entrance before she said shyly, “Senior brother, you get dress up first and wait at the dining hall. I will help you to change to a new blanket later.”

Lu Qingyun: …

He sighed softly to himself after Lie Xingyuan had left, “I think I’ve just screwed myself in front of a maiden…”

Lu Qingyun and Lie Xingyuan were now taking a slow stroll outside.

For quite some time, they did not say anything but walked quietly side by side.

Lu Qingyun was too awkward to talk because he had completely embarrassed himself in front of Lie Xingyuan earlier.

Lie Xingyuan was the first to break the silence, “Senior brother, why are you so quiet? You have nothing to talk to me?”

“Oh no,” Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. “I was just thinking what had happened in the Red Death Valley. That’s all.”

Lie Xingyuan chuckled sweetly, “If senior brother doesn’t mind sharing with me, I’m all ears.”

Lu Qingyun was quite startled when he noticed her lovely countenance. This was the first time he had taken a serious look at her and he was quite astonished she was actually so beautiful. “Am I imagining things or is Xingyuan getting more beautiful nowadays?”

But he quickly said, “This evil cultivator had claimed that he is a desolate immortal cultivator and he was doing some horrible experiments. I have never known anyone to possess the desolate forces except for the desolate beasts and I had actually met one. He was a really dangerous opponent and an insane one.”

He paused to heave a soft sigh, “I guess that I am lucky to make it back alive from that place.”

Lie Xingyuan laughed softly, “Because senior brother is a righteous person, that’s why even the heavens are protecting you.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly before he asked solemnly, “Xingyuan, what if there are more of these desolate immortal cultivators around?”

Lie Xingyuan flashed her lovely eyes to ponder before she returned a faint smile, “I don’t think so. That cultivator may just be an isolated cultivator. If there are so many of them, won’t the entire Nine Celestial Fraternity be in mess by now?”

He wanted to tell Xingyuan these desolate immortal cultivators were able to conceal their desolate auras and even the colors of their eyes but he thought that it would be unwise to tell her. It seemed to him that these desolate immortal cultivators were able to mingle with the celestial cultivators and that it would be difficult to identify them.

Lie Xingyuan smiled, “Senior brother, you are really impressive. I keep hearing Zhao Xingye and Senior Sister Qiuyue singing your praises as we returned from the Red Death Valley. Be careful of your cherry blossom luck, huh?”

Lu Qingyun laughed, “I don’t have any cherry blossom luck at all. No one will like me-”

All of a sudden a musical voice interrupted him, “Senior Brother Qingyun, are you alright?” An enchanting maiden had suddenly descended to where they were.

Lu Qingyun was startled, “Elder Yin…”

Yin Shisi smiled as she greeted, “Senior Brother Qingyun, Senior Sister!”

Lie Xingyuan was flustered, “Just call me Xingyuan please…”

Lu Qingyun looked curiously at them, “Senior Sister?”

Yin Shisi said, “Senior Sister Xingyuan and I have the same external master. I am her junior sister.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. Yin Shisi was a sixth realm golden supremacy and she was actually addressing Xingyuan as her senior sister. This was really too unbelievable.

While he was looking at Yin Shisi, there was a flush on his cheeks. He simply could not help having some lewd thoughts on her especially when his eyes had such a feast on that day…

“Senior brother, you have actually been away for a few days. I was getting a little worried for you. I’ve heard that the Red Death Valley is a dangerous place. Did you meet any formidable desolate beasts on your trip there?” Yin Shisi asked softly with her eyes that were seemingly filled with sentimental concerns.

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “I didn’t actually meet with any desolate beasts…” All the desolate beasts were suppressed or killed by the Metamorphs, he said in his heart.

“You didn’t meet with any desolate beasts?” Yin Shisi returned a look of surprise.

Lie Xingyuan chuckled softly, “Senior brother meant that he did not meet with any desolate beasts that are worthy of fighting him.”

Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly, “That is right. It is actually an easy mission.”

He was not supposed to talk about this mission to anyone because it was considered to be a taboo subject and he had been sworn to secrecy prior to his return to the Heavens Ridge Villa by Supremacy Shen Yufeng.

Yin Shisi smiled as she nodded, “I’m not wrong about you.”

All of a sudden Elder Mu Han had appeared and said, “I wonder who is here. So this is Senior Brother Lu!”

Lu Qingyun greeted, “Elder Mu Han.”

Mu Han laughed and patted Lu Qingyun on his shoulder, “I just happen to walk pass. I really didn’t see anything, didn’t see anything at all. Please continue your chat!”

As he walked off, he was saying. “What a lucky fellow to have two beauties with him on a walk…”

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun quickly said, “There is a pavilion over there. Why don’t we go over there to have a chat?”

The pavilion was facing a lake and this time they would have ample warning and could watch out for anyone that approached them. This alleyway was really too crowded and Lu Qingyun could see that there were many other protégés that were smiling and whispering on the sly.

“Isn’t that Senior Brother Lu?”

“He is with Elder Yin and that is Lie Xingyuan…”

“He is really a lucky fellow…”

Yin Shisi was looking a little flush as she said, “Alright. That looks like a nice spot. I am really curious to hear about your adventures in the Red Death Valley.”

Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly. He was going to use the next hundred paces to the pavilion to make up a story and he knew that he had to make up a story real fast.

Just as they had approached the pavilion, Lu Qingyun noticed that there was someone else who was sitting in the dark corner of the pavilion and she was Ouyang Xue.

Ouyang Xue gasped when she had seen him, “Senior Brother Lu. What are you doing here?”

All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had recalled seeing this pavilion before. This pavilion was Ouyang Xue’s favorite spot since she was young.

For a moment, Lu Qingyun, Ouyang Xue, Yin Shisi and Lie Xingyuan were all looking at one another in stunned silence.

Finally Lu Qingyun said awkwardly, “We are just taking a walk and we just happen to meet Elder Yin.”

Ouyang Xue lowered her glances as she said with a soft sigh, “You…don’t have to explain to me.”

Then a stroke of brilliant struck Lu Qingyun as he quickly said, “Why not all of you have a chat here? I just remember that I have something important to do first.”

With that he had ran off.

After running for some time, he heaved a soft sigh of relief. “What is going on today? Don’t tell me that I really have cherry blossom luck today…”

“Senior Qingyun…”

Lu Qingyun was startled when he was suddenly approached by Zhao Riyue and Zhao Xingye.

“Maiden Riyue, Zhao Xingye…” he quickly greeted them.

The moment that he had greeted them, he was chanced upon by some passing protégés who were muttering. “Look, isn’t that Senior Brother Qingyun and the beautiful protégés from the Heavenly Fragrance Villa?”

“It is so good to have born with a handsome face like him…”

“If I am Senior Brother Lu, I don’t mind being a low level cultivator forever…”

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun quickly said with some awkwardness, “I am in a hurry today. Please forgive me for my rudeness.” With that he had dashed off.

Zhao Xingye gasped softly after him, “Senior…”

But Lu Qingyun was already gone.

After some time Lu Qingyun finally found a place where there was no one.

He smiled weakly, “Weird, the Heavens Ridge Villa is a big place. Why is that I keep knocking into someone that I know? I wonder if I will be able to meet Junior Sister Qiuyue today…”

No sooner had he said that, Leng Qiuyue had suddenly appeared and was startled to see him, “Senior brother, why are you here?”

Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes and smiled weakly, “I am just taking a walk.”

Leng Qiuyue nodded slowly, “It does seem like a good morning to take a walk. I am also taking a walk too. To think that I will actually meet you here. It must be fate that cause us to meet here.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “It is really such a coincidence.”

He was thinking, “What is happening today?!”

Leng Qiuyue averted her glances with a flustered smile, “Senior brother, I wonder…if you have anyone in your heart already?”

Lu Qingyun was completely stunned by her question…

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Chapter 125: Leaving the Red Death Valley

Lu Qingyun asked Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng nervously after they had come out of the underground palace, “Did you see anything unusual inside?”

It was because he was a little worried about Yue Lingxi. It was obvious to him that her wounds were not light at all. Although she could regenerate rapidly but the amount of profound energies that she would need to expend in order to do so must be extremely taxing. This, he had no doubt about it.

Moreover he was sure that Yue Lingxi had no killing intent on him or else she would not have let him go just like that.

Therefore he had hoped that this temporary sister of his would at least be able to escape.

Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “We found the corpse of that Master Inverse Chaos and a monstrous creature next to him. It seemed that that they had both died from infighting like you’ve said. There is no doubt about it that this Master Inverse Chaos is the source of all the unnatural influences. But I must admit that he is quite rich, judging by the contents of his spatial ring…”

Feng Minyue quickly gave her a kick as she shot her a glance before she said, “We found a few more of these Metamorphs inside and had wiped them all out.”

Lu Qingyun’s heart sunk. Could it be that Yue Lingxi had fallen?

He had no idea why he was suddenly sympathizing with Yue Lingxi. Maybe it was her words that had stung deep into him when she said to him, “On account that we are of the same kind, I shall spare you today…”

“We are of the same kind?” He was still thinking on what she had said to him.

Xuan Danfeng had suddenly said to him in a low voice, “Are you hiding something from us?”

Lu Qingyun was quite startled as he stammered, “Oh no…”

“Really?” Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly as she lifted her heavy bosoms in front of him before her eyes flashed dangerously.

For a moment Lu Qingyun thought that Xuan Danfeng would rip him apart to question him further but the questioning had never come. Xuan Danfeng was soon laughing casually as she walked away.

He did not know that Xuan Danfeng was a cultivator with a great deal of worldly experiences but she had always acted in a flirtatious and casual manner, often putting everyone off guard when they were around her.

Everyone seemed to have forgotten that Xuan Danfeng used to be the former divine ruler of the Lofty Snow Divine Realm, a vast middle tier divine realm of countless celestial clans. She was a better judgment of most people and with just a single look, she knew that Lu Qingyun was hiding something.

But she merely said, “Really?” before she walked away.

She did not make things difficult for Lu Qingyun at all.

When Lu Qingyun saw her beautiful golden eyes looking at him in that instant, he knew that she had already known that he was lying and he was smiling bitterly.

But now that she had suddenly walked away, he heaved a soft sigh of relief. That Yue Lingxi maiden was a victim as well. Since she did not want the others to know about her, he felt honor bounded to keep it a secret.

Once they were at the entrance of the Red Death Valley, Feng Minyue said gently to the group, “Tell no one about me. My mission here is done.”

Shen Yufeng gasped, “Protégé mistress, when can I ever see you again…”

Feng Minyue smiled gently, “Yufeng, I am on a different destiny now. It is best that you can forget about me.”

Shen Yufeng, Zhao Xingye and Zhao Riyue had all fell upon their knees, “Protégé mistress…Matriarch Heavenly Fragrance Princess…”

Feng Minyue said quietly, “You are all my good disciples. Hurry and rise. Cultivate hard and may our paths cross each other one day.”

With that, she had left with Xuan Danfeng.

Lu Qingyun began to wonder as he watched them as they departed, “Why did Great Saintess Feng Minyue and Great Saintess Xuan Danfeng leave their positions as rulers of their divine realms?…”

He had slowly recalled the day when he had first met them and he was in one of the spying rooms with them. On the walls of the room were many messages that he thought was shocking to cultivators like him.

“Cultivation is boring!!!”

“Cultivation is not fun at all…”

“Only fools will cultivate…”

“Cultivation is only for fools…”

“We will never cultivate again…”

“There is something more fun than cultivation…”

“Being a villainess is more heroic than a heroine…”

“Even seventh realm sacred saints are nothing to be proud of…”

He had actually stolen a look at what Feng Minyue and Qin Keqin were reading and had thought that he was in luck that he could peek into some high level cultivation slip. But it turned out that it were all some romantic stories…

He simply could not believe that they were not in seclusion but had spent all their time reading all these.

What a waste of cultivation time, he thought ruefully.

But he was soon sighing. Was he not the same as them? He would rather spent most of his time on his alchemy than actual cultivating.

But it would soon change because he had suddenly realized that how weak he was in front of a seventh realm expert and even a powerful desolate beast would easily have made a meal out of him.

How could he able to protect Keqin in the future?

He was soon sighing, “Maybe this is a bad example. Keqin doesn’t need my protection. She is a great saintess and she can protect herself. Rather, she had protected me by sending her saintess sisters to aid me. It is her wisdom that has saved me.”

But he was soon smiling secretly and his heart was pounding excitingly, “Keqin, I hope that you didn’t forget what you’ve promised me.” Just thinking about the fact he could stroke her was enough to send his heart pacing up and down uncontrollably.

“Lu Qingyun, Lu Qingyun. When did you ever become such a lecherous man?”

“But she is your lover. Surely that’s not a sin to touch her, am I right?”

“It is a lucky thing that Yan’Er has shut off her senses. I hope Yan’Er will continue to shut off her senses until I’ve done with Keqin…”

Clear Sky Pavilion;

Ling Chong had brought along the betrothed gifts that were meant for Qiuxiang Huan.

He was now in the guest hall and had just paid his respects to Qiuxiang Mei, who was the Pavilion Mistress of the Clear Sky Pavilion.

Qiuxiang Mei smiled as she looked at Ling Chong, “What a fine looking young man. So when are you going to take my daughter as your consort?”

Ling Chong turned to give a shy look at Qiuxiang Huan who was standing quietly at the side, “Naturally as soon as possible.”

Qiuxiang Mei was pleased with the answer as she gave a light nod, “Since you are here, why don’t you have a little chat with her alone before you leave?”

Ling Chong smiled as he took a lecherous look at Qiuxiang Huan, “Maiden Huan, why don’t we have a little chat alone?”

Qiuxiang Huan nodded quietly as she turned around to leave the guest room while Ling Chong said to his elders, “Stay here. I will be back shortly.”

Once Ling Chong was alone with Qiuxiang Huan, he said gently to her. “Maiden Huan. Ever since that day, I have been thinking of you every day.”

As he whispered to her, his hand was on her back.

Qiuxiang Huan gasped softly as she dodged his hand, “Don’t touch me!”

Ling Chong smiled, “Why are you so shy? Have you forgotten about our dragon and phoenix unison? We are going to be man and wife soon. Aren’t we?”

Then he said coldly, “Or have you forgotten that I’ve taken your images with the memories fragment stone?”

Qiuxiang Huan shuddered and her body had suddenly gone rigid.

Ling Chong smiled as he kissed her lips before he loosened her robes, “Don’t resist or I can’t promise you if the contents of the memories fragment stone will be shown to the public.”

When Qiuxiang Huan had heard him, she had completely stopped resisting and allowed Ling Chong to strip her until there was nothing on her.

Ling Chong gasped softly, “What an astonishing figure…”

Qiuxiang Huan had a complex look on her countenance, “You are nothing but a lecherous man.”

Ling Chong sighed softly, “You are wrong. Because of you, I can be the most lecherous man in the world. Because of you, I can even betray Brother Lu Qingyun. Because of you, I can even go against the Heavens Ridge Villa. Do you know why?”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled coldly, “I am not interested to know why-“

Ling Chong interrupted her halfway, “Because of you, Qiuxiang Huan! Since the day I’ve met you, I’ve always wanted to take you as my consort but you have rejected me so completely that I feel worthless in front of you. You may say that I am even despicable but I am really afraid…”

Qiuxiang Huan stared blankly at him as he continued, “…really afraid that I may lose you and become the worthless fellow again. Therefore I want some insurance first. I can promise you. After we are married, I will destroy the memories fragment stone. It is all because of you that I am doing all this!”

“Because of…me?” Qiuxiang Huan was stunned.

“Yes,” Ling Chong said ruefully. “Because I hope that this isn’t really a dream and I hope that it is real. Maybe to you, it is just a political marriage but to me, you are my everything! If you want to destroy the Heavens Ridge Villa, I shall be your weapon. Just don’t leave me please…”

Qiuxiang Huan had suddenly stopped struggling as she stared blankly at Ling Chong while he lifted her up to take slow steps toward the bed.

Hours later, Ling Chong had quietly left the room while Qiuxiang Huan was left muttering. “Did I make a great mistake somewhere…”

There was a sudden knock on the door, “It’s me Tang Bufan…”

Qiuxiang Huan said in a low voice, “Bufan, not now. I’m not in the mood. You may leave first.”

Tang Bufan: …

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