Chapter 178: Surprise Reunion in the Settlement (1)
The number of cultivators that the Spirit Blue Moon Sect had brought onboard of the profound ship numbered some one hundred golden celestials and five hundred third to fourth realm cultivators.
Ji Yuan smiled weakly as they landed near a vacant space near the biggest settlement.
Chen Yi arranged for half of the cultivators to enter the settlement while the rest would stay behind to protect the profound ship.
The ‘settlement’ actually had little buildings but there were thousands of tents that could be seen. Some of the tents were so large that hundreds of cultivators could actually be positioned inside.
There were literally tens of thousands of cultivators in the settlement.
As Ji Yuan, Ling Feiyue, Little Princess, Xue Qianxue, Chen Yi, Ling Tianshui and three hundred of the protégés of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect made their way into the settlement, they were immediately greeted by dozens of respectful cultivators who seemed to be waiting for them.
A golden celestial immediately greeted them with a smile. “I am Celestial Ouyang Heyi from the Jade Sword Mansion. It is a celestial clan that is on this vicinity. This is actually our mountains and we welcome you. There is a place to setup your tents. It is our honor to have Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue to be around here.”
His eyes were roaming to where Ling Feiyue was as he announced it but he was unsure where she was because Ling Feiyue was donning a curtain veil as many of the female cultivators that were from the Spirit Blue Moon Sect.
There were many mutterings from Celestial Ouyang Heyi’s side and many of the onlookers around the settlement were all stopping their activities to look in Ji Yuan’s direction.
“They are the cultivators from the Spirit Blue Moon Sect?”
“Is that cultivator Ji Yuan?”
“How come they are all beardless?”
“Which one is Ling Feiyue and which one is Xue Qianxue?”
“Darn this Ji Yuan. There is a rumor that he had defiled both the two goddess maidens…”
“And he is a beardless cultivator too…”
“Maybe being beardless has turned him into a depraved cultivator…”
Ji Yuan was immediately rolling his eyes. His ears were pretty sharp and he could hear their not-so-nice murmurings.
Ling Feiyue, Little Princess and Xue Qianxue were all giggling softly. They too, had heard the onlookers and they knew that they were mostly talking about Ji Yuan.
Chen Yi immediately was feeling a little awkward too because he had no beard at all. Of late, he had suddenly discovered that he was unable to regrow his beard due to the special pill that he had taken from Ji Yuan.
He shot Ji Yuan an unpleasant look before he took out a spatial ring full of soul jewels to Celestial Ouyang Heyi. “This is a small payment for coming to your sect’s mountains. Thank you for reserving a space for us.”
Celestial Ouyang Heyi was smiling broadly now, “It is actually our honor actually. May the Spirit Blue Moon Sect find great successes in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Haha. How may I address you?”
“Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi.” Chen Yi replied with a nonchalant look.
Celestial Ouyang Heyi was startled. Everyone knows that Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi was the leader of the five patriarch elders of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect and he was also a great saint.
He quickly stammered out, “Saint Chen Yi, I have always wanted to meet you. Haha.”
Chen Yi frowned. “You are an orthodox cultivator and I am an unorthodox cultivator. Why will you want to meet me? Or you’re thinking of joining the unorthodox side?”
Celestial Ouyang Heyi was stunned that Chen Yi would actually have such sharp tongue. He was actually trying to flatter him.
Ling Tianshui hummed coldly from behind her veiled curtain. “I say that he is only trying to take a look at our Dark Mistress or even at Xue Qianxue.”
Celestial Ouyang Heyi was now smiling weakly; she was actually made the right guess.
He was actually trying to ask who Ling Feiyue was next in a hope to have the honor to speak to one of the goddess maidens of the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.
Ji Yuan was grinning, “You can speak to me. I am Ji Yuan. Haha.”
Celestial Ouyang Heyi took an uninterested look at him before he said politely. “In that case, I shall now take my leave. I hope that the Spirit Blue Moon Sect will have a fruitful hunt in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”
He gave a disdainful look at Ji Yuan before he left. It was because Ji Yuan was a traitor to the orthodox fraternity and many of the cultivators from the orthodox fraternity had looked down on him.
Ji Yuan: …
Ji Yuan laughed as he shrugged his shoulders, “Guess no one is interested to look for me. Haha…”
“Ji Yuan! You actually dare to come here alone!” A deep voice had suddenly called out to him.
A handsome bearded cultivator in a white scholarly robe was now approaching him with a sword and behind him were several golden celestials.
Ji Yuan chuckled weakly, “I don’t think I know you at all.”
The handsome bearded cultivator flashed his sword at Ji Yuan and said angrily. “You may know me but I have actually known you for many centuries! I am Jian Lindong, the Third Young Master of the Profound Heaven Sword Manor! Saintess Jian Yuluo is my little sister! I am here to take vengeance for my little sister!”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “I didn’t kill your little sister. Surely you know that it is forbidden for the sects to fight while the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth is still around?”
Jian Lindong laughed coldly, “I am not a three year old kid. Of course I know. Although there is a universal armistice but honor duels are still allowed. Or are you a coward? I have heard that you are a great saint now. Surely you are not afraid of a middle saint like me?”
Ji Yuan said coldly, “Go away. I don’t wish to fight you. Moreover you’re not my match.”
Jian Lindong laughed, “I will not be your match? What a joke. You’re just a puny sword cultivator. I will not be your match?”
Ji Yuan nodded slowly before he said. “Between your little sister and yourself, who is the stronger cultivator? If I can kill your sister, I can kill you as well. I may be a sword cultivator but don’t forget my title as a Sword Saint. You are only throwing your life away for your three minutes of fame.”
A gently and heavenly voice was suddenly heard saying. “He’s right. You are only throwing away your life unnecessary.”
A heavenly maiden with a gentle demeanor had coolly walked into the scene and she was accompanied by an equally enticing maiden.
Jian Lindong turned to look at the two beauties with a startled look. “You are?”
The heavenly maiden smiled. “Fairy Ye Chengxi.”
Indeed she was Fairy Ye Chengxi and next to her was Shangguan Yan.
There was a sudden ugly expression in Jian Lindong’s face. It was because everyone knows that Fairy Ye Chengxi’s old master is Ji Yuan.
Ji Yuan was overjoyed when he saw them. He was indeed very surprised at their sudden appearances. “Haha. Chengxi, Yan’Er. You’re also here?”
Then he was startled as he took a look at Shangguan Yan again and noticed her golden eyes. “Yan’Er, you are a golden celestial now?”
Shangguan Yan laughed softly and her lovely eyes beamed delightfully. “Yes, my…master…” She had wanted to call out to Ji Yuan as my lord but she had caught hold of herself.
Ji Yuan had wanted to rush forward as well to catch hold of Yan’Er and Chengxi but because he knew that he was in public, he could only laughed aloud. “Your master misses you so much.”
Jian Lindong said coldly, “Surely you know that your master is a traitor of the orthodox fraternity. He has long betrayed the martial code of the orthodox fraternity…”
Ji Yuan interrupted him with a frown. “How many times have I told you that I didn’t kill Saintess Yuluo?”
Jian Lindong hummed coldly, “No one will believes you because we can all see that you are with the unorthodox cultivators now…”
“I believe him!” A veiled maiden in blue veil and dress had appeared, along with several golden celestials behind her.
Jian Lindong was startled to see her. “Saintess Fang Zhenfei…”
Ji Yuan was roaring with laughter, “Jiajia, Wuwu, Baiyue…”
Indeed. Just behind Saintess Fang Zhenfei were Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue.
Saintess Fang Zhenfei said coolly, “I believe in Ji Yuan.”
Then she turned to smile at Ji Yuan, Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue and Little Princess. “Come with me to have a little chat at my tent. Just ignore him.”
Jian Lindong immediately said. “This is between Ji Yuan and I…”
But before he could finish, Ji Yuan was already laughing as he walked away with Saintess Fang Zhenfei, completely ignoring him.
“Wah? Chengxi, you are now a sixth realm golden supremacy now? Haha. It must be thanks to my strict instructions…” Ji Yuan was heard saying as he walked off.
“Stop pasting gold on yourself!” Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue and Little Princess were all laughing jovially at the same time.
Fairy Ye Chengxi and Shangguan Yan were looking at the veil maiden in black as they asked. “This is?”
Ji Yuan whispered to them. “This is Little Princess and she is my future consort too.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi and Shangguan Yan were both gasping with shock. They had always heard their old master cursing Little Princess for being a vicious bitch in the past. But now Ji Yuan was telling them that she is going to his future consort. This really came as a shocker to them.
Ji Yuan quickly said awkwardly. “Little Princess is the angel of my life.” He had quickly said so because he could tell that they were about to question him. In the past, he had often cursed Little Princess out of the blue in front of Fairy Ye Chengxi and Shangguan Yan.
“Haha.” Ji Yuan laughed aloud to drown out any doubts as he grabbed Little Princess by her waist.
Fairy Ye Chengxi, Shangguan Yan: …
Celestial Ouyang Heyi who had not left the scene was gasping. “So that is how Fairy Ye Chengxi looks like. She is indeed as lovely as a heavenly fairy. Her junior protégé sister Shangguan Yan is also an enchanting beauty as well. Between Shui Sisi, Fairy Ye Chengxi and Shangguan Yan, they are all so beautiful. If only I can have a look at Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue and Xia Jiaqing then my life is worth it.”
Xiang Li however was the most delighted as she flew happily in Ji Yuan’s soul sea as she pestered him. “All your love ones are gathered in one place. So tonight? Bang, bang?”