Chapter 46: Ling Feiyue
Yuan Ji, Ling Feiyang, Hua Wuwu, Hua Baiyue and Li Ye were now sitting in a personal room at a tavern.
Ling Feiyang was now looking curiously at Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue, “They are really your sisters?”
Yuan Ji laughed awkwardly, “Indeed they are. They are Li Wu and Li Yue.”
He was secretly frowning.
It was because when Hua Baiyue and Hua Wuwu had overheard that Ling Feiyang was inviting Yuan Ji for a drink, they were all suddenly friendly toward Yuan Ji again.
Hua Wuwu laughed, “Indeed we are siblings. I hope that Young Master Ling does not mind the tease.”
“We are actually afraid just now and that is why we have lied to you.” Hua Baiyue giggled softly. “Here is a toast for you as our sincere apologies.”
Yuan Ji rolled his eyes. It was obvious that these two lovely saintesses were interested in Ling Feiyang than anything else. Luckily he was not envious because he knew that Ling Feiyang was actually a maiden.
But for Li Ye, he had an ugly expression because Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were toasting and talking to Ling Feiyang all this while; they did not even offer him a single toast or a single word.
“Here, one more toast from us!” Hua Wuwu laughed as she cuddled nearer and nearer to Ling Feiyang.
While the two saintesses were toasting to Ling Feiyang, Yuan Ji was quietly observing Ling Feiyang. She was exactly like a hundred years ago, taking only a gentle sip of the wine cup as she drinks each time.
Even Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were drinking faster than her.
He just could not understand what kind of a person was this Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue?
All of a sudden he had noticed that Ling Feiyang seemed to be looking at him more often than the others.
Ling Feiyang quickly averted her eyes when she noticed that Yuan Ji was also looking at her.
She quickly smiled and said gently to everyone, “Let me offer a toast to everyone here. This toast is also to apologize to all of you earlier.”
“Are you all from the same celestial clan? May I know what your celestial clan of origin is?” She added curiously.
Yuan Ji quickly said with a weak smile, “We are unable to disclose to you for the time being. I hope that Young Master Ling will pardon us for not sharing with you.”
Ling Feiyang returned a gentle smile, “Don’t worry, I do not mind at all. I perfectly understand if you do not want to share. Everyone has their difficulties and secrets. I’m not the one type that likes to look into others’ secrets.”
Yuan Ji rolled his eyes as he cursed silently, “Are you sure you don’t like to look into others’ secrets? Have you forgotten what you have asked me to do a hundred years ago?
All of a sudden he noticed that she was secretly looking at him.
“Why did she keep looking into my direction? Has she discovered my identity?”
“This shouldn’t be. Xue Qianxue had discovered my identity because I had dropped into her bathtub in the past and I had given her such a ‘good’ impression of myself. But for Ling Feiyue, I don’t think she recognizes me or else she won’t invite me for a drink.”
Ling Feiyue had also noticed that Yuan Ji was constantly looking at her and there was a slight flush on her cheeks…
“Is there anything on my face?” she asked Yuan Ji.
Yuan JI was silently startled by her.
“Why is she aiming me? Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue are both staring at her all this while and she didn’t even say a single word.”
But he quickly smiled and said, “I seem to have seen you before.”
“One hundred years ago in a small town. You are with a most beautiful maiden. The two of you are such a beautiful couple and that is why I can still remember you. I still can’t forget her peerless look till to this day. Is she your consort?”
There were two burning looks of envious that came from Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue as they listened in to Yuan Ji.
Ling Feiyang heaved a soft sigh, “She is indeed a most alluring maiden but unfortunately she isn’t my consort nor is she my partner. As a matter of fact, I’ve never seen her after that day.”
All of a sudden the smiles had returned to Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue as they giggled, “Forget about her! She doesn’t know what is good for her!”
Yuan Ji pretended to sigh with pity, “Alas! What a pity! Pardon me for asking. But what is her name? If I have an opportunity, I will like to seek her out.”
All of a sudden Ling Feiyang returned him an annoyed look before she said gently, “I forget.”
Yuan Ji: …
“It is impossible for her to forget. She just did not want to tell me. Never mind, I had already known that she is Xia Jiajia.”
Ling Feiyang had suddenly interrupted his thoughts as she asked, “Are you here for the trial as well?”
Yuan Li asked curiously, “There is a trial in this part?”
Ling Feiyang explained, “Every thirty years, the forbidden gates of the Lotus Sword Mansion will be opened to the cultivators. I am actually here for the trial.”
Yuan Li was startled. In the past, he had always missed the trials for the Lotus Sword Mansion one way or another. The trials of the Lotus Sword Mansion were extremely dangerous but it was also a place for cultivators to obtain their lucky occurrences and to find profound treasures.
And of course an opportunity for the orthodox and unorthodox cultivators to battle each other.
He quickly replied, “I have heard of the Lotus Sword Mansion’s Trials as well but I’ve no real opportunity to try it. I guess that this time I’m lucky to be here on time.”
“But Young Master Ling, you’re really interested to take the trials?” He asked curiously. It was because with Ling Feiyue’s background, she had actually no lack of profound treasures and cultivation treasures. Unless of course, she was greedy for more.
“I mean, do you really need to take the risk? It is because you look like you’re well-to-do.” He quickly added.
Ling Feiyang nodded lightly, “I actually hope to obtain a powerful spirit entity to cultivate for my soul sea. So far, I have been quite unlucky. Therefore I’m thinking of entering the Lotus Sword Mansion for a lucky occurrence.”
Yuan Li smiled bitterly, “I’ve actually no luck in obtaining a spirit entity as well.”
When a cultivator reached the sixth realm golden supremacy level which was also called the spirit level, they would be able to fuse the spirit cores of the high ranking desolate beasts that they had slain as their spirit entity.
There were several advantages for having a spirit entity. Firstly, a spirit entity would enhance the profound strength of the cultivator, giving an advantage over the same realm level cultivator that did not possess one.
Secondly depending on the spirit cores of the desolate beasts that were captured, it may affect the flow of profound energies, spirit force absorption, profound power, profound aura etc. to some extend.
However only a sixth rank and higher desolate beast may drop a spirit core. Even so, the chance for an intact spirit core to form was only a measly 1%. Therefore it was not easy to obtain the spirit core of a high ranking desolate beast.
The Lotus Sword Mansion’s Trials were renowned for having a higher rate for the spirit cores to form which was estimated to be around 5% chance. Although this was still quite low but it was still many times higher than venturing into the unknown desolate mists that were at the bottom of the mountains to seek a spirit core.
Ling Feiyang smiled, “If Brother Li Yuan does not mind at all, we can take the trial together.”
Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue said at the same time, “We’re going as well!”
Ling Feiyang was startled as she said gently to them, “This isn’t a good idea. Although you are fifth realm golden celestials, it is still going to be a difficult trial.”
Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue said at the same time, “We’re not afraid.”
Hua Baiyue chuckled, “If Young Master Ling isn’t afraid, why we should be afraid?”
Ling Feiyang heaved a soft sigh before she said, “Actually, I am sorry for not telling everyone earlier. I am actually a seventh realm saint.”
Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were gasping softly but they were soon smiling with delight.
Li Ye was stunned, “What?! You are a golden saint?!”
Yuan Ji pretended to be surprised. After all he had already known that she was a middle seventh realm saintess.
“I’ve the intention to complete the entire trials for the Lotus Sword Mansion and to leave my name behind. Therefore I hope the two maidens understand the risks and stay put.” Ling Feiyang explained with great gentleness to the two sisters.
Hua Wuwu chuckled softly, “We’re not afraid. Which tier of the seventh realm are you at now?”
Yuan Ji thought, “She is in the middle seventh realm level but she will probably lie to them that she is at the initial seventh realm level.”
“I don’t wish to lie to the two maidens. I’m a Great Saint.”
When she had said that, Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were so startled that they were gasping. A Great Saint was at the upper seventh realm sacred saint level.
Only 1 out of 100 saints can ever succeed into becoming a great saint. It was because before they could become a great saint, they had to first overcome the lightning tribulation.
As for Yuan Ji and Li Ye, they were so startled that they nearly fell backward from their chairs.
Yuan Ji was completely stunned. This was not possible?! How did she become a great saintess so quickly?!
Ling Feiyang said quietly as she looked at Yuan Ji, “Brother Li Yuan, if I am not wrong in my guess, you are actually a seventh realm expert. From our earlier exchanges, I can gauge that much. Therefore there is no need to hide it from me anymore.”
Li Ye stared at Yuan Ji with astonishment, “You…are…also a seventh realm saint?!”
Yuan Ji smiled bitterly, “So you are only pretending to lose to me…Great Saint…”
The gap between an initial seventh realm saint and an upper seventh realm great saint was vast. There was almost a 60% profound strength differences and the recovery rate of a great saint was also two notches better.
“I’ve better not let her know that I’m Ji Yuan or I will be dead. After a hundred years, I’m still nowhere closer to her attainment level.”
He estimated that his odds of winning a great saintess were only around 5% chance.
Forget about humiliating her, he would be the one getting humiliated instead.
But at least when he saw that the adorable look that Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were displaying in front of Ling Feiyue, he was secretly gloating. It was because they did not know that Ling Feiyang was actually Ling Feiyue and that ‘he’ was actually a maiden. He was now imagining the disappointing looks of their faces when they had eventually found out about the truth.
Li Ye had a heartbroken look as he stared blankly at Ling Feiyang and the two lovely maidens. Great Saint! How was he going to catch up with this Ling Feiyang and to win the hearts of these two lovely maidens?