Chapter 140: The Spirit Blue Moon Sect (1)
Yuan Ji did not have any tokens of the Orthodox Sword Sect to give to Nangong Xiu. Therefore he gave her a silver token of the Emperor Hall Sect and said to her. “Show this to the elders of the Emperor Hall Sect and they will take care of you. Let them know that First Palace Mistress and Second Palace Mistress are undergoing their breakthroughs and won’t be back for a while. When Fairy Ye Chengxi is back, I will ask her to make you a core protégé of the Orthodox Sword Sect.”
Nangong Xiu continued to hesitate as she looked at Little Princess.
But Little Princess returned a smile to her and said, “Go now. I am no longer a protégé of the Evil Cultivation Hall and will be following my lord here. If you still want to be my follower, you should do as my lord says.”
Nangong Xiu sighed heavily before she departed with great reluctance.
When she had left, Yuan Ji and the rest of the maidens immediately took off on the Spirit Crane to continue their way to the unorthodox fraternity.
Days later, the Spirit Crane that was carrying them had finally reached the Spirit Blue Mountains where the Spirit Blue Moon Sect was situated.
The reason why the Spirit Blue Mountains got its present name was because the mountains were bluish hues in many places and the mountains produce a rare type of spirit blue jades.
The Spirit Blue Moon Sect is one of the five major unorthodox clans of the unorthodox fraternity. Being a major power, it naturally owned the entire Spirit Blue Mountains that consisted of some three hundred mountains. Basically the villages in the Spirit Blue Mountains are owned by the Spirit Blue Moon Sect and they are also all protégés of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect.
It is said that the protégés of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect numbered some one hundred thousand and they had slightly over a thousand golden celestials.
Ling Feiyue smiled when she saw the familiar blue mountains of her home. “Finally I can inhale the rich spiritual auras of the mountains.”
Xue Qianxue giggled, “The spiritual auras here is as strong as the Holy Maiden Peaks. I feel so uncomfortable while I was at the Five Heavens Peak. Now this is a welcoming change!”
“I don’t know how Ji Yuan is able to cultivate to such a high level in the Five Heavens Peaks. It is really such a miracle thing.” Ling Feiyue agreed.
Little Princess nodded too, “That is why the cultivators at the Five Heavens Peaks are mostly sword cultivators without a strong profound power base. Their mountains cannot afford them with a strong cultivation in the more superior profound arts.”
Yuan Ji: …
Do they have to talk about my Five Heavens Peaks?
As soon as they had approached within the vicinity of the Spirit Blue Mountains, more than thirty Great Rocs were seen flying toward them. Mounting on top of each of the Great Rocs were three cultivators and many of them were shouting loudly. “Who are you? Where are you from? Leave or die!”
Ling Feiyue immediately rose to stand at the front of the Spirit Crane as she raised her internal profound strength to display her voice with great clarity. “I’m your Dark Mistress!”
“It is our Dark Mistress! She’s back!”
“Please pardon us for not recognizing you!”
“Welcome back to the Spirit Blue Moon Sect!”
The dozens of cultivators were immediately respectfully as they shouted loudly, “May the Blue Moon of the Spirit Blue Mountains light the luminous rule of our Dark Mistress!”
One group of the cultivators quickly said, “Let us go ahead first to inform the patriarch elders.”
Yuan Ji secretly noted that all the cultivators on the Great Rocs were golden celestials and there were ninety golden celestials altogether.
He sighed quietly. When the Five Heavens Peaks were attacked by an epic desolate beast, the entire Five Heavens Peaks numbering more than a hundred celestial clans could only manage to muster less than two hundred golden celestials. Now he was seeing a single patrol of ninety golden celestials from just a single sect.
There were many peaks at the Spirit Blue Mountains and he soon saw many beautiful castles with black walls on top of each peak.
They soon landed on the largest citadel of the highest peak. When they had landed, their Spirit Crane was quite relieved and almost immediately, she had fallen into a deep slumber. It was because the Spirit Crane was exhausted from carrying four people and a nine-tail spirit fox. Moreover for this trip, they had flown almost nonstop for many days.
Xue Qianxue smiled to her Spirit Crane as she caressed her slender neck, “Please take a good rest first. Thank you for your care for us along the way. My gratitude is upon you.”
Ling Feiyue was greeted almost immediately by hundreds of cultivators as they promptly greeted her respectfully.
“Your protégés pay our homage to our Dark Mistress!”
“May the Blue Moon of the Spirit Blue Mountains light the luminous rule of our Dark Mistress!”
“The elders are waiting inside.”
A female cultivator immediately said to Ling Feiyue, “The elders are expecting you. Does Dark Mistress like me to escort the venerate guests to the guest hall first?”
Ling Feiyue smiled gently, “No need.”
“But the elders may have something important to discuss with you…”
“No need.” Ling Feiyue insisted. “Let them follow me.”
The female cultivator nodded before she whispered, “The five patriarch elders are not too glad.”
Ling Feiyue sighed softly before she returned a nod. “I know what to do. Thank you.”
The interior of the black citadel of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect was imposing and there were banners of a blue moon everywhere. It was because the Blue Moon is the heraldry of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect.
As they walked through the hallway, Yuan Ji asked Ling Feiyue. “There seems to be a tense atmosphere in this place. Why is it so?”
Ling Feiyue smiled as she took bold strides, “I’m surprise that you can sense it. My relationship with my five patriarch elders are not exactly smooth sailing. We had a big quarrel when I had mustered the elites of my sect to aid Sister Qianxue. Now that I am back, they definitely won’t be polite to me.”
Xue Qianxue sighed softly, “Thank you Sister Feiyue.”
Yuan Ji was also sighing softly, “That is the problem with the big sects. Even if you are a sect master, you are not the absolute leader because you have all the patriarchs and matriarchs on top of you. It is better to be in a small sect.”
Little Princess lit a soft chuckle, “How come you sound a little sour?”
“Am I?” Yuan Ji laughed it off. He was being sarcastic about it but he did not expect that Little Princess would be able to sniff it out almost immediately.
“What makes you think that a small sect doesn’t have any their internal problems?” Little Princess looked at him with a wry smile.
Yuan Ji rolled his eyes before saying, “Well, in my sect there is no such issue.”
All three maidens were giggling softly.
Yuan Ji frowned immediately when he heard their giggling. “Don’t you know that it is rude to laugh at another sect in front of the others?”
“Did we say anything about your sect being a poor sect?”
“I want to say that his sect is too poor to have any patriarchs but I didn’t say it.”
“Maybe all the high level cultivators in his sect have joined the other sects…”
Yuan Ji: …
He replied weakly as he stroked Xiaobai, “Can’t you all be like Qianfeng? She is always quiet.”
But the maidens quickly laughed, “We can be like Qianfeng only if you are always carrying us. How about it?”
Yuan Ji: …
Bai Qianfeng: …
After a while, they had reached the inner hall of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect and there were a large assembly of cultivators inside.
In front of them stood five cultivators with sharp piercing golden eyes. Three were men and two were women. They were the five patriarch elders of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect.
The hundreds of cultivators immediately greeted Ling Feiyue when they saw her. Their greetings were respectful but lacked the passionate greeting that Yuan Ji had seen earlier.
It did not take a smart person to guess that most of these cultivators were actually on the side of the patriarch elders.
Ling Feiyue immediately greeted, “Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi, Matriarch Moon Elder Ling Tianshui, Patriarch Moon Elder Du Dong, Patriarch Moon Elder Fu Mantian, Matriarch Moon Elder Jing Yuan. Feiyue is back now.”
Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi stared at Yuan Ji and the two veil maidens before he said sternly. “And who are these people?”
He was not the only ones that were curious about them; almost all the cultivators in the hall could tell that the two veiled maidens were extremely moving to the eyes and the beardless man had a magnificent air around him.
Ling Feiyue smiled, “This is Sword Demon Ji Yuan!”
When she had announced his name, many of the cultivators had broken into loud murmurs.
“He is that Ji Yuan that had killed Sword Saintess Jian Yuluo?”
“I heard that he is only an Initial Saint…”
“So he is the one that is wanted by the major orthodox clans…”
“He is the one that worked hand in hand with Little Princess to kill Saint Wu Heng and Eldest Young Master Zhan Long…”
Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi hummed coldly, “You even dare to bring Ji Yuan here. Why don’t you bring Little Princess and Sacred Maiden Xue Qianxue here too.”
Ling Feiyue chuckled softly, “My other two guests are indeed Little Princess and Sacred Maiden Xue Qianxue.”
Xue Qianxue laughed with a playful look at the patriarch elders, “Former Sacred Maiden.”
All five patriarch elders were stunned immediately.
All the cultivators in the hall were shocked as they stared at the two veiled maidens.
Among the two veil maidens, Little Princess was the most mysterious and no one had seen her true apperance. Moreover she was rumored to be a heaven-step great saintess.
Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi said coldly to Ling Feiyue, “You have brought a calamity upon us! Do you know that the major orthodox clans are now attacking us and the other four unorthodox clans are refusing to aid us? Except for a few dozen allies, we are on our own. Now you have even brought Little Princess and Sword Demon Ji Yuan here, I am afraid that this time our sect will be done for! How can you answer to the Spirit Blue Moon Sect and to the proud ancestors of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect?!”
Matriarch Moon Elder Ling Tianshui inhaled softly as she stepped forward. “If we hand over this Ji Yuan and Little Princess over to the major orthodox clans then we can avert this calamity. This is for the good of our sect.”
Ling Feiyue waved her hands and said coldly, “You can’t do that because…”
She had suddenly turned to look shyly at Yuan Ji, “He is my lord now. Therefore he is also the new Dark Lord of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect.”
When she had suddenly announced that, all the cultivators were stunned. Many had even turned ashen and had taken a few steps back with shock in their eyes!
Xue Qianxue looked a little fluster. It was because she would never be able to proclaim so boldly like Ling Feiyue.
Even Yuan Ji was thinking, “Although Feiyue’s voice is soft but whether it is her words or actions, she is always so bold.”
He was feeling quite awkward because he had suddenly noticed the dozens of hateful gazes in his direction!