Chapter 113: Forming the Recon Party (1)
Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin were now in a second round of meeting with Shen Yufeng.
This time there was only her and two other maidens that were from the Heavenly Fragrance Villa.
Lu Qingyun was a little startled when he saw them; it was because they were identical twins except that one had black hair and the other had silver hair.
Shen Yufeng smiled, “The one on your left (the back hair maiden) is Zhao Xingye and the one on your right (the silver hair maiden) is Zhao Riyue. They are sisters and they will be accompanying Senior Lu Qingyun on the trip. They are both fourth realm immortal celestial cultivators.”
Zhao Xingye and Zhao Riyue immediately greeted aloud, “Our respects to both seniors!”
Lu Qingyun smiled and gave a hurried hand greet, “My respects to both immortal celestial maidens!”
Qin Keqin gave them a gentle smile, “What a beautiful twins!”
“Actually I mean Zhao Xingye and not Zhao Riyue. Zhao Riyue will be outside the perimeter with me, in fact and we will be rush into the Red Death Valley if anything is amiss.” Shen Yufeng added with a wry smile.
“Oh?” Qin Keqin said.
Shen Yufeng smiled, “Zhao Riyue has an innate sensory perception that is several times stronger than any cultivator of her cultivator level. As a matter of fact, her sensory perception is equaled to the seventh realm sacred saint level. But that is not all. No matter where her sister is, she will be able to pinpoint to her exact location.”
Then she looked at Lu Qingyun, “Although we have given you a special signal flare and a transmission stone but in times of crisis, these things may not be too reliable. For this mission, we have to rely on Zhao Riyue.”
Zhao Riyue was flushing lightly as she looked at Lu Qingyun and so was her twin sister Zhao Xingye. What a dashing man this Lu Qingyun was as they secretly communicated with their eyes to each other.
Qin Keqin looked at Zhao Riyue and said, “What an extraordinary sensory perception she got. My goodness, what if she is a fifth, sixth or seventh realm in the future?”
Shen Yufeng laughed softly, “However she got a weakness as well. Her physique isn’t that good and she can’t stay away from her twin sister for too long. As for Zhao Xingye, she has the most excellent physique. Although she is only a fourth realm expert now but she has already formed the golden celestial body that is only available to the fifth realm experts. When her twin sister is near her, her reflexes and stamina are also extremely extraordinary.”
Qin Keqin looked at Zhao Xingye and Zhao Riyue before she said, “I have never seen such a unique pair before. This is indeed a most extraordinary pair of sisters.”
She paused for a while before she smiled, “If I am not wrong, the reason why Zhao Xingye is able to have such extraordinary reflexes and stamina is because Zhao Riyue has the ability to transfer her profound energies to her when they are near to each other?”
Shen Yufeng chuckled softly, “Senior, you are so spot on. That’s right. Zhao Riyue also has the innate ability to transfer her profound strength to Zhao Xingye when they are near. Moreover, as long as Zhao Riyue isn’t too tired, Zhao Xingye will have unlimited profound strength.”
Zhao Riyue smiled, “That is because while my sister is fighting her opponents, I am actually taking a breather and is secretly recovering the profound strength that I’ve lost.”
When Lu Qingyun heard her, he was most astonished and could not help with a soft mutter. “This is too unbelievable.” When a fighter was fighting hard, they would lose their profound strength unless they had a brief respite to rest. If too much profound strength was used up too quickly, it would affect the real stamina and would affect the physical state of the fighter.
But for Zhao Riyue, while she was lending her profound strength to her sister, she was also resting at the same time so that her heartbeat would not increase at a rate that would burn her actual stamina. As long as Zhao Xingye did not do any action that was extremely taxing to both of them, both their stamina was virtually unlimited and if their stamina was unlimited, their usage of their profound strength would also be virtually unlimited.
Lu Qingyun thought, “In the world of cultivation, there are many geniuses and cultivators with their own unique talents. I must really cultivate harder…”
Qin Keqin said quietly, “For the Heavenly Fragrance Villa to risk these two most extraordinary talents in the field, this mission must be really hard to accomplish…”
Shen Yufeng replied quietly, “This is just an exploratory mission. We only know that the mysterious evil cultivator only attack those who are fifth realm and above. So they may not necessary be in danger. Also, at the same time I’ve given out the orders to all the nearby celestial clans to double up their experiential missions in the Red Death Valley. With such a great number of cultivators in the place at the same time, the mysterious evil cultivator may not choose this time to act foolishly.”
Qin Keqin had a soft sigh as she looked at Lu Qingyun, “I hope so.”
Shen Yufeng said, “Then we shall set off tomorrow.”
Lu Qingyun said, “Alright.” He was actually looking forward to go to the Red Death Valley and he was not particular afraid. Moreover Shen Yufeng and all the other high level cultivators would be waiting outside the valley to aid him if something was amiss.
His head was muttering, “Red Mist Roots, Verdant Spirit Fig…these are some of the herbs that I hope to find in the Red Death Valley…”
After the meeting was over, Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin were walking quietly together.
Qin Keqin sighed, “Yun’Er, after this I’m going for my cultivation retreat so I won’t be biding you farewell tomorrow. So be careful and don’t you die on me.”
Lu Qingyun smiled, “Keqin, don’t worry. I will be back. Didn’t Senior Yufeng say that this will only be a reconnaissance mission?”
Qin Keqin smiled weakly, “I’ve got a feeling it isn’t that simple.”
Lu Qingyun laughed softly, “We won’t be so unlucky. After all, there will be many others in the area as well. Keqin, can I hold your hand?”
Qin Keqin smiled, “We are in the public. Surely you don’t want anyone to see us, am I right?”
Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “Right…”
Qin Keqin whispered, “Look, there is someone who is here already.”
Indeed, it was Mu Han who hurriedly greeted them. “Sect Leader Qin, Senior Brother Lu! How are you? Will you like to come to my abode for a chat?”
Qin Keqin declined politely, “We are a little busy. Moreover, I’m going for my cultivation retreat today.”
Mu Han was startled, “I thought, I thought…” he looked at Lu Qingyun. “I’ve thought that Senior Brother Lu is going for his experiential mission tomorrow?”
As he said that, Shi Guanyin and Yun Xing had also dropped in all of a sudden.
“Sect Leader Qin! Are you free to come to my abode?”
“Just for a little chat!”
“Sect Leader Qin, you are so pretty today…”
Qin Keqin: …
“How come they so friendly all of a sudden?” she thought.
Mu Han laughed as he explained to them, “Sect Leader Qin is going for her cultivation retreat later today and won’t be free.”
Yun Xing sighed softly, “What a pity…”
Qin Keqin returned a faint smile, “Grand Elder Shi, actually I am about to look for you.”
Shi Guanyin was smiling warmly, “If there is anything that sect leader wants me to do, I will surely do my best!”
Qin Keqin chuckled softly, “It is actually just a minor matter. As you know my disciple Yun’Er is going for a short experiential mission with the Heavenly Fragrance Heralds because he had emerged as the top fighter in the core protégé tournament. However they are still short hand. I am thinking of asking your disciple Leng Qiuyue to go with him.”
Shi Guanyin smiled weakly as she hesitated briefly. “Why not I ask Nangong Yu? He is the more capable fighter. Although my Qiuyue had won over Nangong Yu but it was due more to luck than actual skill.”
Qin Keqin smiled, “Not really. Her profound strength is stronger than Nangong Yu. I won’t be wrong on this.” After all, she had the Primordial Heaven Chart to help her to read the cultivation strength of the others. She was definitely not wrong.
Shi Guanyin was startled, “This…this is impossible right? She has only just attained to the fourth realm and her new cultivation foundation isn’t firm yet.”
Qin Keqin shook her head before she said, “If her cultivation foundation isn’t firm, how is it possible for her to use her profound aura and sword martial power at the same time? She is stronger than we think she is.”
Shi Guanyin was startled because she had realized that it was the truth. Somehow she had missed it because she was a fifth realm golden celestial and to her, it was the norm. She had forgotten how difficult it was for a forth realm expert to perform the same feat as her.
Xun Ying nodded, “She is already stronger than me.” Yun Xing was also a fourth realm expert but even then she had to admit that the current Leng Qiuyue had the cultivation strength to match a fifth realm expert.
Lu Qingyun was secretly startled, “I will be in the same party as Leng Qiuyue?” It was because he was still perplexed over why Leng Qiuyue had conceded to him. He really did not understand this junior sister of his at all…
Qin Keqin smiled, “Yun’Er, why don’t you stay around to have a little chat with the grand elders? I am going for my cultivation retreat now.”
Shi Guanyin, Mu Han and Yun Xing quickly bade her farewell but they were all secretly looking at one another and were thinking, “Sect leader is the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing. It is our honor to serve her and to see her every day…”
Qin Keqin punched Lu Qingyun on his chest lightly before she left, “I will never forgive you if you have died in this silly mission. Remember this!”
She was now alone in the forbidden ground of the Heavens Ridge Villa. She was about to enter into a short reclusion to recover her cultivation strength…
Just as she was about to enter into a deep sleep, she turned on the transmission to her sisters and said. “Minyue, Danfeng. Are you there?”
“Sister Saintess Yuqing…” It was the voice of Feng Minyue.
Qin Keqin had a faint smile on her countenance as she said, “Minyue, I am about to enter a short seclusion to recover my cultivation peak. But before I do that, I need a favor from you…”
“Yuqing…” Xuan Danfeng chuckled. “Oh dear, what has happens to you? In all my years with you, I have rarely seen you enter into seclusion. What happen to your profound strength? Did you just lose your chastity and hence this resulted in your loss of your profound strength?”
Qin Keqin: …
Feng Minyue said, “Don’t listen to her…”
Qin Keqin said weakly, “My chastity is still intact. There is nothing between Qingyun and I. Nothing at all. Absolutely nothing.”
Xuan Danfeng laughed, “Really? We have all heard you earlier.”
Qin Keqin chuckled as she rolled her eyes, “I know that you are still on the transmission. Therefore we are only putting on an act for the two of you. Surprise? I have you all fooled, am I right?”
But she quickly said with a more solemn tone, “I have nearly expended all my profound strength after I had sealed off Qingyun’s desolate strength to Yan’Er. Moreover earlier, I have used the remaining of my profound strength to create the Life Transmigration Pill. Therefore I need to go into a deep cultivation sleep for a few weeks. So I need your help to help me to protect my Yun’Er. He will be on a dangerous mission tomorrow and I am a little anxious about it.”
Then she paused, “Now don’t tell the Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress about this. I will make up a story to them later. I will let them think that Qingyun’s desolate strength has faded away on its own…”
Feng Minyue suddenly interrupted, “Sister Saintess Yuqing, we are having tea with them at the moment…”
Qin Keqin: …
She began to curse silently, “Why didn’t you let me know that they are around with you…this is so awkward to explain now…”
“Of course I know that they are with you,” Qin Keqin chuckled. “I am just making a bad joke. Danfeng, since you are so free nowadays…help me to look after Qingyun in secret…”
“Hey, why should I do that? He isn’t my man…” Xuan Danfeng protested immediately.
“I have left a recording of the experiential mission details. You can retrieve it after this. I got to go now…” Qin Keqin turned off the transmission quickly as she was feeling too awkward to say more since the Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress were both around.
Qin Keqin smiled bitterly to herself, “The Heaveness is going to be more and more disappointed in me…I have actually intending to lie to her…”
With a soft melancholy sigh, she began to close her eyes to meditate. Her priority now was to regain her cultivation strength as quickly as possible. “Yun’Er, don’t you dare to die before me!”