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Chapter 241: Epilogue (1)

Four years later, Fan Yuqing’s expedition group had stormed the numerous trials in the Nine Celestial Fraternity and had taken untold number of profound treasures.

However there was still no name to her expedition group which consisted of Lu Qingyun, Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue, Qian Jingjing, Tang Xuefeng and Yue Lingxi.

Eventually they got bored with the trials of the Nine Celestial Fraternity and were looking for a challenge in the treacherous fraternity of the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.

The Lotus Sword Manor Trials;

The third trial of the Lotus Sword Manor, the Slaughter Trial;

A black stele was seen in front of them.

Without a word, the group touched the black stele and the trial’s information began to flow into their minds.

“Seven days to complete the trial…1 day remaining…”

“Accumulate 100 merit points or more before entering the blue portal to the next exit…”

“Killing a first realm cultivator will gain you one 1 merit point…”

“Killing a second realm cultivator will gain you 3 merit points…”

“Killing a third realm cultivator will gain you 5 merit points…”

“Killing a forth realm cultivator will gain you 10 merit points…”

“Killing a fifth realm cultivator will gain you 25 merit points…”

“Killing a sixth realm cultivator will gain you 50 merit points…”

“Killing a seventh realm cultivator will gain you 100 merit points…”

“Killing a cultivator with merit points will gain you 3 merit points for every 10 merit points they have…”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “So this is the Slaughter Trial? It is going to be easy.”

Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “I don’t like to kill.”

Tang Xuefeng laughed softly, “This is not real killing. As long as you don’t aim for their hearts, they are not going to die and will be sent out of the trial.”

Qian Jingjing nodded, “That’s right.”

Lu Qingyun frowned, “So I will be the one that will do the most killing?”

Feng Minyue nodded, “Hmm, we need you to gain all the merit points and remember that we are training you to become a better cultivator for our Sister Saintess Yuqing here.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “And I’ve thought that I have already won her heart?”

Fan Yuqing caressed his face gently as she looked up to him, “You may have won my heart but you have not won the approval of my sister saintesses yet.”

Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue and Yue Lingxi were all laughing jovially, “That’s right.”

Lu Qingyun muttered, “Why is that I feel that we are not overcoming the trial but this is more like looting the trial of its profound treasures? I have almost exhausted all my profound strength in the last level trying to maximize the rewards.”

Yue Lingxi smiled, “Well, don’t do it ever again. That is actually a bad idea to use your desolate force to affect the reward outcome of the trial. This entire trial is like a living entity that can suck all your desolate strength. Luckily you are a great immortal god…”

Lu Qingyun interrupted bitterly, “I am a mortal now.”

“Right but this doesn’t change the fact that you are destined with the destiny of the heavens in you.” Yue Lingxi smiled.

“Soon my destiny of the heavens will be in a coffin.” Lu Qingyun smiled weakly.

Fan Yuqing laughed jovially, “With me around, you won’t die so easily. At most we will use your sixth rank life revival divine pill on you.”

Lu Qingyun muttered almost incoherently, “Tell me about that when I am in the acidic stomach of the desolate beast. I was almost killed in this manner a few months ago.”

“Almost is not exactly.” Fan Yuqing laughed before she pulled his hand to follow her. “Let’s go!”

A while later on a cliff on the top.

“Look!” Feng Minyue said. “We have two golden celestials below us.”

Fan Yuqing nodded lightly, “It seems that one of the men is actually a maiden. Interesting. Yun’Er, go and get them.”

Lu Qingyun said, “We should give them a warning or two. It is not honorable to jump upon them.”

“Alright then.” Fan Yuqing agreed.

So she shouted with a soft chuckle, “Look we have two pigs here who are delivering themselves to us today.”

“Yun’Er go! Settle them!” Fan Yuqing shouted to Lu Qingyun.

Lu Qingyun nodded as he immediately flashed from the top of the cliff to the two cultivators below.

As soon as he had landed, he began to swing his sword and the afterimages of his sword strokes began to flash at the two cultivators.

The two cultivators were gasping with the speed of his sudden attack.

The maiden that was disguising as a man had her fan scattered by his sword strokes while the cultivator was knocked back.

But in the next instant these two cultivators were retaliating against him. They were all seventh realm experts and were not weak!

The maiden had unleashed a heaven-step divine sword and had displayed her powerful profound aura while the other cultivator was sending waves of sword energies to explode on Lu Qingyun.

Lu Qingyun was frankly quite startled that these two cultivators were much stronger than he had expected and he was forced to make a copy of his heaven-step divine sword Jade Light.

“A high level sword energies practitioner.” He gasped at the male cultivator that had unleashed th powerful sword energies against him.

The truth was that his Jade Light Divine Sword was now an immortal sword but that would give him an unfair advantage. Moreover he actually had another immortal sword the Horizon of the Heavens.

Now with two heaven-step divine swords in his hands, he was able to retaliate against them.

“Ji Yuan!” the maiden shouted panicky when Lu Qingyun had sent the male cultivator flying off.

This Ji Yuan weakly coughed out a mouthful of golden blood as he stared blankly at Lu Qingyun, “His sword energies are in the perfect sword energies form…”

The maiden quickly regrouped with him and gasped, “This guy has two heaven-step divine swords. We need to put in all our best now.”

“I’m already using all my best. You mean you haven’t?” Ji Yuan said.

Lu Qingyun had now realized that he was dealing with two strong seventh realm experts therefore he conjured eight more heaven-step divine swords which hovered around him.

The two cultivators were startled as they had never seen anyone that could use ten divine swords before…

“Don’t panic.” Ji Yuan said coolly. “He can’t use all ten divine swords at the same time. It is more of a psychology impact. Even if he can use it, he will also be draining his profound strength very fast.”

All of a sudden the afterimages of the ten half-step divine swords were flying and piercing them with their sword energies form which exploded furiously upon impact.

Lu Qingyun actually had more than enough profound strength to use ten heaven-step divine swords as he sent the phantom sword energies of his ten divine swords into a sword energies strafing that swept through them.

The male cultivator who was called Ji Yuan muttered with disbelief, “This is too exaggerating. That guy can fight the two of us so casually and he isn’t even using his full strength yet.”

“Run. I can still hold him back for a while. Once his companions join in the fight, we will all die here today.” He secretly whispered to the maiden that was next to him.

Lu Qingyun muttered, “I’m sorry. This is a trial and the two of you are worth a 200 merit points or more. Now if you don’t mind letting my companions to kill you painlessly…”

Yuan Ji smiled awkwardly as he stood up weakly, “Actually I do mind but our fight isn’t over yet.”

Fan Yuqing and the other maidens had now flashed next to Lu Qingyun, “Yun’Er, it seems that we have met a couple here. They’re pretty strong. Why don’t we let them off? They seem pretty much in love. It will be such a waste for them to perish here today, don’t you think so?”

Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “But today is the last day of the trial and we don’t have enough merit points yet.”

“Don’t worry, we are only here for the fun. Moreover we still got the time.”

Fan Yuqing turned to the couple with a delightful look, “I’m Fan Yuqing. So what is your name?”

“Li Yuan.”

“Ling Feiyang.”

Lu Qingyun knew that the maiden had been calling this Li Yuan as Ji Yuan earlier. Moreover Ling Feiyang was a male name and she was actually a maiden. But he did not expose them. After all, the fraternity was treacherous and they must have their reasons not to tell them their real names.

Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes as she giggled, “Please pardon us for attacking you earlier. We need the merit points too. This is Lu Qingyun. His sword art is really good. Behind me are my sisters Feng Minyue, Xuan Danfeng, Tang Xuefeng, Qian Jingjing and Yue Lingxi.”

Lu Qingyun bowed with his hands politely to Yuan Ji and Ling Feiyue, “I hope that you are not offended. I am just eager to get the merit points to complete the trial here…”

Fan Yuqing interrupted him with a soft chuckle, “We should have already gone to the next level if it isn’t for you delaying us by going off to search for your spirit plants.”

Li Yuan asked cautiously as he interrupted them, “Why did you spare us?”

Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes before giggling softly, “Because I saw that this maiden here who is disguising as a man tries to shield you and you are also trying to shield her. I am just touched, that’s all.”

Ling Feiyue was startled as she muttered, “What sharp eyes you got.”

Fan Yuqing chuckled, “I’ve used my Seventh Heaven Sense to discern your aura. You can’t hide your gender aura from me.”

Li Yuan was now looking at Lu Qingyun as he said, “This Brother Lu here, your sword art is really so remarkable. I have never seen anyone as good as you.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “I am not as good as you think I am.”

Ling Feiyang asked curiously as she looked at them, “I wonder where you’re from? I have never heard of you before.”

She was alarmed secretly because these golden celestials had an unsettling strong aura and she was curious to know where they were from.

Lu Qingyun replied, “We are cultivators from the Nine Celestial Fraternity and we’re just here to experience the trials of the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.”

Read The Romantic Cultivator Chapter 57-58 for Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing trial experiences!

 

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Chapter 240: Return to Heavens Ridge Villa

When Fan Yuqing and Lu Qingyun had once again stepped into the Heavens Ridge Villa, they were immediately greeted warmly by all the grand elders, elders and protégés of the Heavenly Ridge Villa.

Ouyang Xue, Shi Guanyin, Yun Xing, Kong Guxin, Mu Han and Wang Ming who were the six grand elders all had a pleasant surprise. It was because they had all thought that their acting sect leader and senior brother would never come back again.

Ouyang Xue and Yin Shisi shyly greeted Lu Qingyun, “Senior brother! You’re really back!”

Lu Qingyun laughed, “That’s right. We’re back.”

Everyone could see that Lu Qingyun was now holding onto the hands of Qin Keqin but none of them were actually surprised to see that.

After all, there was a rumor that they were together and almost all the leadership of the Heavens Ridge Villa had already known about this for a long time, no thanks to the gossips that were spread by Mu Han.

Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing were not the only couple that was holding hands; they had learnt that Mu Han and Yun Xing were also a couple now.

Yun Xing chuckled, “I’ve only agreed to partner him to save him the trouble of coming to my martial hall to pick a fight with me. Now I can finally have some peace. Now I always win in the quarrel because if I tell him to turn right, he will now turn right. If I tell him to turn left, he will always turn left. No arguing!”

Mu Han returned a weak smile, “I guess that I am the stupid one.”

Ouyang Xue laughed softly, “But you are so smart to net my master.”

Mu Han laughed, “I am the winner at night…”

All of a sudden Yun Xing had given him a kick, “Don’t talk rubbish in front of the others. This is so embarrassing.”

Everyone was laughing jovially.

Shi Guanyin smiled sweetly, “Alas, our sect leader and senior brother are just back in time for my wedding.”

Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing were startled, “You’re getting married?!”

Lu Qingyun asked, “Who is the lucky fellow?”

All the other grand elders answered for Shi Guanyin with a laugh, “It is her long time secret sweetheart Elder Ling Feijian from the Flying Armament Sect.”

Shi Guanyin chuckled, “Not so loud. You’re all making me feel so awkward.”

Then she turned to Fan Yuqing and asked, “Sect Leader Qin, so when are you going to get marry to senior brother?”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “Mmm, he can continue to dream on.”

Lu Qingyun: …

Fan Yuqing returned a shy look at everyone before saying, “I’m thinking of passing the leadership of the Heavens Ridge Villa to my Yun’Er. As for Qin Keqin, I think that it is too inappropriate for me to use anymore if I want to marry him.”

“Therefore…” She took a shy look at Lu Qingyun before looking at everyone again. “Therefore, I will use a new name. What do you say?”

Shi Guanyin laughed, “Why don’t you use the name of the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing? We’ve all known your secret identity now.”

Mu Han laughed jovially, “That is right.”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “It is too renowned for my liking.”

Yun Xing smiled, “You’re such a beautiful goddess. Everyone in the Heavens Ridge Villa and New Empyrean City knows that you’re Qin Keqin. Even if you change your name many times, you can’t change your beautiful face.”

Kong Guxin stroked his beard with a wry smile, “That is so true.”

Fan Yuqing smiled bitterly, “Any better suggestions?”

Ouyang Xue smiled, “Why don’t you just disowned senior brother as your personal protégé?”

Yin Shisi smiled, “We can have senior brother to join the Clear Sky Pavilion first and then he will rejoin the Heavens Ridge Villa because he is seeing our sect leader.”

Shi Guanyin chuckled, “Or joins the Flying Armament Sect?”

Wang Ming laughed, “In this way, our Sect Leader Qin is still our sect leader. The only change will be that our senior brother will no longer be our senior brother but he will be a husband to our sect leader.”

Ouyang Xue smiled shyly, “When he rejoins the sect, he can be appointed as our acting sect leader while Sect Leader Qin can be appointed as our permanent sect leader.”

Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes, “But I don’t want to be a sect leader…” It was because she did not want to be struck in running the affairs of a sect and it would be ‘un’fun for her. Her heart belonged to the Nine Celestial Fraternity and there were still many places that she had not visited.

Shi Guanyin laughed as she pointed out, “You can always let your acting sect leader to be in charge. And if the two of you decides to go away for a while, we do not mind at all.”

Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes as she chuckled, “You mean I can delegate all my duties?”

All the grand elders and Yin Shisi were nodding with a big smile on their countenances.

They knew that she did not want to be their sect leader but this time they were trying to make her stay.

Fan Yuqing was the founder of their Heavens Ridge Villa and she had been using two aliases whenever she visited New Empyrean City. It was because she was a great saintess and her lifespan was extremely long, outliving most of the cultivators from the original Heavens Ridge Villa.

Therefore very few people had actually suspected that their Founder and the Acting Sect Leader were actually the same person.

Fan Yuqing clapped her hands with great delight, “Then I am alright with it.”

She rolled her eyes as she pointed her fingers at Lu Qingyun as she said sternly, “Lu Qingyun, from today onward, you are hereby expelled from the Heavens Ridge Villa. The reasons for your expulsion are too many to be put into words. Your expulsion will take effect immediately. From on onward, you are not allowed to step into the Heavens Ridge Villa!”

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “Keqin, can you please expulse me after we have done with the visit? I’ve only just stepped into the Heavens Ridge Villa. You don’t have to be so serious about it…”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “No, out you go immediately!”

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun rolled his eyes and asked, “What if I’m not leaving? What will do you with me?”

Fan Yuqing caressed his face gently as she laughed jovially, “Nothing. I’ll just ignore you.”

When she had said that, everyone was laughing jovially.

Their adventures had only just started!


 

It is a really fun write for The-Good-Nothing Cultivator. I really love the romances between Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing aka Qin Keqin. They are from two opposing sides but eventually manage to get together.

If you enjoy the The-Good-For-Nothing Cultivator, please check my next story The Romantic Cultivator here or at Webnovel.

The Good-For-Nothing Cultivator is a sequel to the Fluffy Cultivation and A Martial Odyssey at the same time. There are a few recurring characters from both the Fluffy Cultivation and A Martial Odyssey. It is also an independent read.

It had 450k words or an roughly 450 Chapters. I tend to write pretty long chapters sometimes. (laughs).

Thanks for all the great supports and reads!

I may write an epilogue in the future.

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Chapter 239: Lost & Found

Qian Jingjing had asked, “Do we even have a name for our adventuring group yet?”

Just as Fan Yuqing was pondering for a name, a man from the outside had said. “You’re not going anywhere.”

Everyone was startled; it was because this was their hideout and no one was supposed to even find out about this place. Even if they did, they would have ample warnings.

An old man had just entered through the door and he was accompanied by three heavenly goddesses.

They were the Three-Destinies Old Man, the Great Goddess Heaveness Ji Lingfeng, the Great Goddess Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing and the Great Goddess Fan Tian!

Fan Yuqing was startled to see her family all of a sudden.

Lu Qingyun had unsheathed his sword when he saw the Three-Destinies Old Man.

Even Yue Lingxi was startled as she quickly unsheathed her divine sword.

Fan Yuqing smiled weakly at them as she quickly hold them back, “Wait! They are not our enemies.”

Lu Qingyun said bitterly, “This old man is the one that had injured Xingyuan! Last time I am not his match but today I will surely beat him up.”

Fan Yuqing said weakly to him, “You’re not his match. Give it up.”

“Keqin, I’m much stronger than before…”

Fan Yuqing smiled bitterly, “Then go ahead and challenge my father then.”

Lu Qingyun, Yue Lingxi, Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing were all startled, “Your father?!”

Lu Qingyun was stammering in shock, “He is your father?!”

He could only remember that the Three-Destinies Old Man had been playing him around and he was even forcing him to leave his Keqin.

Yue Lingxi nearly fainted from shock. The Great God Pangu was actually Fan Yuqing’s father?!

Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing did not know that Fan Yuqing had a father and who were the three beautiful heavenly maidens that were behind her father then? They all had an unearthly presence and were almost forbidden to gaze upon.

Xuan Danfeng was giggling softly as she thought, “Finally he has come again!”

Three-Destinies Old Man laughed as he looked at Lu Qingyun, “Since you want to fight with me, very well then, we shall have a fight first…”

All of a sudden the Great Goddess Heaveness gave him a soft kick from behind as she warned sternly, “Stop finding an opportunity to pick a fight. We’re not here to fight and moreover, do you want to destroy this place?”

Lu Qingyun had recognized the Great Goddess Heaveness as Fan Yuqing’s mother consort Fairy Jade Light.

So he quickly greeted, “My respects to Saintess Fairy Jade Light.”

“Actually, I’m not her real mother consort. You may address me as the Heaveness.” The Heaveness smiled alluringly as she turned to the Great Goddess Fan Tian, “Yuqin’s real mother consort is here today though. She is the Great Goddess Fan Tian.”

Lu Qingyun was stunned on the spot.

He had been talking to the Great Goddess Heaveness all this while and he did not even know about it?!

The Great Goddess Heaveness was the successor to the One Goddess of the Sovereign Realms, the Great Goddess Fan Tian. All the immortals had to bow in her presence…

The Great Goddess Fan Tian smiled gently, “Indeed I am. My daughter real name is Fan Yuqin although she prefers to be called Fan Yuqing and Qin Keqin nowadays.”

Lu Qingyun suddenly had a swirling daze over his head. If Fan Yuqing’s mother consort was the Great Goddess Fan Tian then her father could only be the Great God Pangu!

He was staring blankly at the ‘despicable’ old man that he had always detested. “Great God Pangu…”

Even Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing were trembling under the divine presence of the four immortals.

Lu Qingyun stammered as he gave a respectful bow to the Great God Pangu whom had always admired, “Please pardon me…for my disrespect in the past…”

He really did not know that the notorious Devil Goddess’s father was actually the most righteous Great God Pangu and he had always wanted to be someone like him in the past.

The Great God Pangu sighed softly, “I was only trying to stop you from seeing my daughter because…”

Lu Qingyun was also sighing softly, “Because I am a desolate cultivator, I know.”

The Great God Pangu smiled, “It seems that you have already awakened your desolate cultivation. I hope that you don’t do anything against the Celestial Realm or fail my daughter.”

Lu Qingyun grinned as he stole a look at the flustered Fan Yuqing, “I won’t. It isn’t easy for us to meet and be together.”

Then the Great God Pangu stole a look at Yue Lingxi and smiled, “It seems that you have now found a powerful untouchable backer. Good for you.”

Yue Lingxi asked curiously, “You’re not bringing back to the Immortal Realm?”

The Great God Pangu smiled, “You can stay here until you got bored. The war is already over.”

Yue Lingxi lit up a beautiful smile, “I won’t get bored of this place, not ever! This is my home!”

The Great God Pangu stared at Lu Qingyun, “Your past reincarnation…”

Lu Qingyun suddenly interrupted him, “Respectful Great God, I’m not interested to know about my past reincarnations. Let the old memories be forgotten. From this life onward, I am just the good-for-nothing cultivator.”

Fan Yuqing interrupted with a sly smile, “He had already taken my specially make triple starforge divine pill. He will never again remember his past life, not even a single fragment!”

Lu Qingyun smiled as he looked lovingly at Fan Yuqing.

After he had learnt that he was once the badass Great Lord Xuan Yuan, one of the three strongest immortals ever in the Three Known Realms, he had asked Fan Yuqing to seal away all his connection to the past.

When Yue Lingxi had first learnt that Lu Qingyun was actually the Great Lord Xuan Yuan, she was also shocked. But she merely commented. “No wonder the Horizon of the heavens seems to be destined to fall into your hands.”

The Great God Pangu laughed jovially as he looked at Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing before he looked with interest at Yue Lingxi and Feng Minyue, “It seems that the five of you are destined to be together.”

Feng Minyue growled softly, “I’m not interested…”

The Great God Pangu interrupted her with a jovial laugh, “The life of a celestial cultivator is extremely long. Things may change according to circumstances. After going through life and death, thin and thick, blood and tears, woes and joys together, do you think that it is so easy to deny yourself?”

The Great Goddess Heaveness giggled alluringly, “He’s speaking from experiences so heed him well.”

Fan Yuqing was frowning, “Surely you didn’t come here to tell everyone who my family is and placing me in this super awkward position?”

All of a sudden the Great God Pangu had tossed a box to Fan Yuqing, “Are you looking for this box and the pill that is inside it?”

Fan Yuqing and Lu Qingyun were both excited as they quickly opened the box. Indeed, there was the Sixth Rank Life-Giver Profound Pill inside it!

Fan Yuqing was giggling softly, “To think that our first expedition together will be a success even before we have started.”

Feng Minyue rolled her eyes as she reminded her coolly, “How can the expedition party be considered a success when it has not even started yet?”

Qian Jingjing added, “And it has no name too!”

And everyone was laughing jovially when they had heard them.

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Chapter 238: The Golden Goddess

The death of the Devil Goddess had spread like wildfire throughout the Nine Celestial Fraternity.

Six months after the death of the Devil Goddess in New Empyrean City;

Two young couple was seen walking in the rain. They were sharing the same umbrella together as they walked into the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse.

The young man was really handsome and the young maiden was like a beautiful goddess.

As they entered the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse, all the stewards continued on their tasks as though they were invisible and no one pays them any attention.

They continued their way to the top floor of the teahouse and eventually they had come to a large heavy door.

The young man carefully put the umbrella aside before pushing the heavy door with his two hands.

Inside the room were many familiar faces that had known them; they were Xuan Danfeng, Feng Mingyue, Yue Lingxi, Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing

The couple was actually Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing.

“What takes you so long to arrive?” Feng Minyue started to question them.

“They are romancing in the rain, what else?” Xuan Danfeng chuckled.

Lu Qingyun smiled, “It is not what you think.”

“Oh really?” Tang Xuefeng smiled at them.

Fan Yuqing laughed softly, “We are just discussing our next course of action. It isn’t what you think it is.”

“We don’t believe.” There were many sounds of disbelief.

“They must have opened a room somewhere else.”

Lu Qingyun: …

Fan Yuqing slammed her hand on the table and chuckled softly. “Listen up! I am asking all of you here for an important mission.”

“Which is?” Feng Minyue was shaking her head.

Fan Yuqing smiled coolly, “From today onward, I’m the Golden Goddess and you’re all my gang.”

Xuan Danfeng muttered, “Did we say anything about joining you?”

Fan Yuqing ignored her as she continued, “We’re going to form the most powerful expedition group to conquer all the cultivation trials in the Nine Celestial Fraternity. After we have become the number one expedition group in the Nine Celestial Fraternity, we will go to the Desolate Celestial Fraternity and conquer the trials there with our awesomeness.”

She extended her hands to everyone and said, “We will gather all the profound treasures and rare cultivation resources. This will be the most fun thing ever to happen in the entire history of the Celestial Realm.”

Then she was giggling, “For our first mission, it will be the Clarity Valley of Melody.”

When she had said that, everyone was growling softly.

It was because they knew that she was still searching for the missing Sixth Rank Life-Giver Profound Pill that she had accidentally thrown away.

Lu Qingyun grinned, “That’s right. That will be our first mission.”

Qian Jingjing laughed shyly, “Do we even have a name for our adventuring group yet?”

Tang Xuefeng chuckled, “No, I don’t think so.”

Six months ago;

When Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing had both jumped down to the desolate mists below, Lu Qingyun had caught hold of Fan Yuqing.

Fan Yuqing was startled that Lu Qingyun was able to display his profound aura to his peak under the desolate mists and was not affected by the desolate forces.

Therefore their fast ascend had become a slow levitation downward.

Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “I am also a desolate cultivator. The desolate mists here do not impair me…”

All of a sudden Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing had suddenly seen above them.

Lu Qingyun was startled as he quickly caught hold of Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing as well.

It took him all of his profound strength to hold onto the three maidens as they dropped into the bottomless abyss.

“Brother Qingyun, you are still alive?” Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing were startled and were glad at the same time.

All of a sudden Tang Xuefeng was gasping as she saw Fan Yuqing who had lost her golden mask during the jump. “Great Saintess Fan…Great Benefactor, you are…the Devil Goddess?!”

Even Qian Jingjing was stunned, “Sect Leader Qin is the Devil Goddess?”

Lu Qingyun sighed heavily as he interrupted them, “Why did you all jump down for?”

He was secretly touched by them and sighed softly.

Tang Xuefeng averted her eyes shyly, “If you are no longer alive, we don’t want to live anymore.”

Qian Jingjing nodded, “That’s right. That why we jump after you. But why did you want to jump off the cliff? Surely we can think of another way to end this conflict?”

Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly, “Actually we are just trying to retrieve the box that was thrown away earlier.”

Tang Xuefeng, Qian Jingjing: …

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “That is right. And now we have two more searchers.”

But she was actually thinking, “These two maidens are willing to die for my Yun’Er…is it a good thing?”

Tang Xuefeng was stunned, “I don’t believe it…”

“So do I…” Qian Jingjing was equally stunned.

Lu Qingyun said to them, “Be careful. We are landing very soon. I’m afraid that with the three of you in my arms now, this fall is going to be a hard fall.”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “Don’t worry. I will use all my profound strength to soften our impact. Yun’Er, you focused on your profound aura. Leave the rest to me. Don’t let go of us!”

Lu Qingyun laughed softly, “From now onward, I’ll never let go of any of you.”

“Crashing soon!” Qian Jingjing, Tang Xuefeng and Fan Yuqing were all screaming at the same time.

Lu Qingyun shouted loudly, “Yan’Er, Xingxin…I need your profound strength!”

Yan’Er and Xinghe had hovered out of Lu Qingyun’s soul sea when they had heard him…

Yan’Er laughed excitingly as she danced around Fan Yuqing, “Big Sister Keqin, your Yan’Er misses you so much…”

Fan Yuqing managed a weak smile, “Yan’Er, you don’t mind transforming into a big golden roc for the time being? I can’t talk at this moment…”

Yan’Er: ???

Xingxin was hovering around Lu Qingyun, “Master, I can’t absorb the desolate force fast enough to lend you strength…”

Lu Qingyun had turned pale as their fall descended quicker and quicker now; he was losing his profound strength very fast but he was also unwilling to let loose of the three maidens to save his own life.

Yan’Er hovered around Fan Yuqing, “Your Yan’Er can’t transform into a big golden roc now. Big Sister Keqin, you’ve forgotten that Yan’Er is now a spirit entity?”

Fan Yuqing muttered, “I didn’t forget but can’t you see that we are about to be flattened soon?”

Yan’Er chuckled, “Although your Yan’Er can’t transform into a big golden roc but I can transform into a dozen flying swords to cushion your descend slowly.”

Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing were both shouting at her at the same time, “Yan’Er, why didn’t you say so earlier?!”

Yan’Er chuckled, “Because my master never asks me to do so.”

Lu Qingyun: ….

Lu Qingyun: ….

Lu Qingyun: ….

All of a sudden there was a glowing blue light as Yue Lingxi had flashed past them with a soft chuckle, “Do you need help from this immortal cultivator? I can even levitate you back to the top as well.”

Fan Yuqing chuckled, “Not yet. We still need to find that stupid box!”

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Chapter 237: Duel for Honor (2)

The duel of words lasted for another hour between the Devil Goddess and Lu Qingyun before Fan Yuqing began to laugh coldly, “Great Hero Lu, I won’t fall into your tricks. You want to make me feel guilty forever and to remember you forever. But I won’t. It is because you have already used this trick on me in the past.”

Lu Qingyun replied coldly, “I don’t know what you mean by that.”

Fan Yuqing hummed coldly, “You want to be killed by my sword, don’t you? I won’t fall into your trick.”

“You think too much.” Lu Qingyun hummed coldly. But he could not resist adding, “Isn’t it better then? At least I will no longer be under the shadow of your schemes anymore. You can go and look for your Dongfang Jun.”

Fan Yuqing began to stammer, “How do you…know about Dongfang Jun?”

Lu Qingyun laughed coldly, “I not only know about Dongfang Jun but I also know that the one that you love is actually him. That is why you have never allowed me to really touch you. But I have known about it all the time.”

Fan Yuqing was now flushing behind her golden mask, “Rubbish!…”

“Rubbish?” Lu Qingyun laughed coldly. “Then do you remember this?”

Do you know that when you had left me…

You have left behind a void that is in my heart…

At that time when you had left me forever…

My heart has been in solitary ever since…

Ever since that my heart had always been sorrowful…

My melancholy heart bears the loneliness for your return…

Fan Yuqing was gasping, “You’re eavesdropping on me?”

“So you are admitting now that your true lover is Dongfang Jun?” Lu Qingyun hummed coldly. “I’m not the man of your heart because you’re the Devil Goddess and not the Qin Keqin that I’ve known.”

Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes before she asked quietly, “So you have been jealous all this while?”

Lu Qingyun said bitterly, “So what if I am? It will not change anytime at all. I am just a fool to believe that the first love of my life is only toying with me.”

Fan Yuqing was suddenly laughing jovially, “This is so funny. Sorry, I can’t resist this…”

Lu Qingyun said coldly, “Laugh all you want at this fool. I don’t mind.”

Fan Yuqing continued to laugh while she chuckled, “But this fool is still willing to sacrifice his own life for me. He is indeed a great fool. The greatest fool among all the fools.”

“That is none of your business.” Lu Qingyun said nonchalantly. “If you have laughed enough, you can make your move now. Don’t forget that this is a duel of honor. Only one of us will walk out of here alive and end this war.”

Fan Yuqing stopped laughing as she said gently, “You’re indeed a cute fool. Do you know that Dongfang Jun is already dead? Yes, I love him because he had given up his life for me rather than to hurt me.”

Lu Qingyun was startled, “He is dead now?”

Fan Yuqing nodded, “He had been dead for a long time. Many centuries in fact.”

Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly. He had been so silly to be upset with a dead man…

Fan Yuqing said, “And now you are doing the exactly same thing as him because you’re Dongfang Jun and my Yun’Er.”

Lu Qingyun looked blankly at her, “What did you say?”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “You’re his reincarnation. I’ve been searching for his reincarnated soul for a long time. Surely you are not envy of yourself? If so, then you must be the greatest fool in the entire fraternity.”

Lu Qingyun was startled, “I…I am actually Dongfang…Jun? For real?”

Fan Yuqing nodded, “Why do I want to lie to you?”

Lu Qingyun was looking extremely sheepish, “Keqin…”

Fan Yuqing looked up to him, “Yun’Er…”

Lu Qingyun was smiling bitterly, “Am I still your Yun’Er?”

Fan Yuqing replied shyly, “You’ve always been my Yun’Er.”

Lu Qingyun said awkwardly, “And am I still your man and you’re my woman?”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “This has never changed.”

Lu Qingyun was trembling now, “Keqin, I am sorry. I really didn’t mean to hurt you with that slash.”

Fan Yuqing said nonchalantly, “I don’t mind. I am not seriously hurt. I know that it pained you to hurt me and I can feel from your eyes. Why do you think why I haven’t made any moves yet?”

Lu Qingyun inhaled softly, “Thank you for forgiving me.”

Fan Yuqing asked him, “So what about your engagement to Tang Xuefeng? You’re taking her as your consort?”

Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “It is only a sham to get the support of her godfathers to aid me.”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “Is that so? But that not what my spies tell me.”

Lu Qingyun laughed jovially. “So you are jealous?”

The two of them were now looking at each other.

It was as though the time had frozen in place for them.

As they looked at each other, the memories of their time together had flashed to them.

The very first time that they had met…

The time that Qin Keqin had made Lu Qingyun her personal protégé…

They had met again at the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse and she had brought him to her hideout…

The first time that they had shopped in the streets together…

The time that they were caught in the rain together and had shared the same umbrella together…

He had carried her back all the way back to the Heavens Ridge Villa…

And many more…

After a long time, they managed to pull themselves from their dreamy eyes.

“But…” The two of them said together.

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “What is it that you want to say?”

Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “But this honor duel is still going on. Only one of us will be able to get out of here alive. So what should we do?”

Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes shyly, “Indeed. I was about to say the same too.”

“Therefore we must still settle this duel.” Lu Qingyun sighed heavily.

Fan Yuqing nodded, “Either you die or I will die.”

Lu Qingyun chuckled, “Or both of us will die together.”

Fan Yuqing giggled, “Do you know what I am thinking now? Why don’t we…”

Lu Qingyun laughed softly, “Why don’t we do it then.”

Fan Yuqing nodded. “Let’s do it then. You jump, I jump. We both jump. Yun’Er, are you afraid?”

Lu Qingyun smiled as he shook his head, “Keqin, I am not afraid. I want to be with you forever and always.”

“Good!”

All of a sudden to the shock of all the speculators, the Devil Goddess and Alliance Leader Lu had suddenly leapt down to the desolate mists below at almost the same time…

“What is going on?!!”

“Did they jump off the mountain cliff together?!”

“This? What?”

Saint Yuan Chenggong and Saint Linghu Fei were stunned. “Our saint grade divine swords…”

Feng Minyue, Xuan Danfeng, Ye Jing, Yue Lingxi, Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing had all rushed panicky forward at the same time.

But all they could see were just the blanket of desolate mists that were below the mountains.

All of a sudden Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing had also jumped into the desolate mists at the same time…

Saint Tang Yiren, Saint Lin Wucheng and everyone were stunned.

Saint Tang Yiren almost fainted from shock. The only heiress of Saint Yun Xinghe was now gone from under his watch…

Feng Minyue was trembling hard as she stared blankly at the desolate mists below. Even if one was a golden celestial, they would be killed from falling down from such a great height to the bottomless abyss below.

And even if they could survive, the spiritual force below the desolate mists was too weak to sustain their profound abilities, making it almost impossible for them to regenerate.

Ye Jing muttered almost incoherent, “Last time you had jumped down and managed to survive for 200 years below. Do you think you will be so lucky again…”

Yue Lingxi was staring blankly at the desolate mists, “Why did they jump down together…”

Saintess Su Rushuang was looking at everyone, “So this duel is…a draw?”

From this day on, the Devil Goddess and Alliance Leader Lu were never heard of again in the Nine Celestial Fraternity.

Without the Devil Goddess, the three dark divine realms were broken into three again and the Nine Celestial Fraternity once again had twelve divine realms instead of ten.

The terror of the Dark Goddess’ reign had finally ended, bringing upon the start of a new era.

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Chapter 236: Duel for Honor (1)

Lu Qingyun and the Devil Goddess were now displaying a defensive posture with their saintly divine swords.

At any moment now, they would be starting their fight.

The Devil Goddess frowned, “Weird, you’re the one that has requested for us to end the war through a fight of honor. So why don’t you make your first move yet?”

Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “You’re my master. As your personal disciple, how can I attack my master first?”

The Devil Goddess hummed, “We’re now on opposing side now. There is no master-disciple relationship between us now.”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Then why don’t you make the first move instead?”

The Devil Goddess chuckled, “I won’t fall into your trick and attack you first. I prefer to guard my position here.”

Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “When did the Great Heroine Fan Yuqing becomes such a coward?”

“Well, I’m the Devil Goddess now. You are the Great Hero Lu now and your renown is now overtaking me.”

Lu Qingyun said bitterly, “I have never dreamed of this day when I will be fighting against my master….fighting against the maiden of my heart…and fighting the Devil Goddess at the same time.”

The Devil Goddess replied, “You must have regretted having me as your master.”

Lu Qingyun nodded, “Yes, I really regretted having you as my master. You have never taught me a single skill.”

The Devil Goddess: …

“At least you have picked up some of my alchemy skills on the sly. In fact, you owed it to me that you are able to concoct two sixth rank divine pills.” The Devil Goddess retorted.

Lu Qingyun returned a weak smile, “Are you sure that you are the one that have taught me my alchemy skills? Do you really think that your alchemy skills are really that good? Let me tell you a secret. I was the one that had helped you to complete your Triple Divine Essence Pill and your Seven Hearts Hollow Pill that day. You don’t even know about it.”

The Devil Goddess chuckled, “Stop being so thick skin and claim credit for something that you did not do.”

“I knew that you had added the starforge substances into the two profound pills.” Lu Qingyun said slowly.

The Devil Goddess gasped, “You know?”

“And I’ve removed the starforge substances from it before helping you to complete the two profound pills. You were sleeping at that time and did not notice that I was around.”

The Devil Goddess: …

“I also know that you have been trying to dose me with the starforge substances all this while and I was pretending that I did not know.” Lu Qingyun added quietly.

The Devil Goddess: …

“Yun’Er, you’re so good in your playacting. So you have been playing me all this while and taking advantage of me?”

Lu Qingyun: …

“I am not as good in you in playacting. You’re the infamous Devil Goddess while I am only a lowly cultivator.”

“You’re now a seventh realm saint now. How can you be so shameless as to call yourself a lowly cultivator?” The Devil Goddess replied coldly.

“I’m always a lowly cultivator compared to the schemes of the Devil Goddess.” Lu Qingyun said coolly. “So what are you waiting for?”

“I should be the one that is asking you.” The Devil Goddess said coldly. “Didn’t you say that you have always wanted to fight the Devil Goddess and now you got the chance of your life time. This may be your very last chance before you meet your maker.”

Lu Qingyun replied, “I’m not in a hurry.”

He inhaled softly before he added, “However there is something that I want to give you before we start our duel.”

All of a sudden he had tossed a box to the Devil Goddess who had caught it.

“What is it? A breakup parting gift?” The Devil Goddess curiously opened it and was gasping. It was a sixth rank divine pill.

“This is the Life-Giver Profound Pill that I had concocted. Although you have never taught me any skills but you are still my master. Therefore I am giving this sixth rank divine pill to you.” He paused to add quietly. “It may be useful to you when you are attempting your future ascension to the Immortal Realm in the future.”

The Devil Goddess hummed coldly as she tossed the box down the cliff into the bottomless desolate mists below. “Show off. If I want a sixth rank divine pill, I can always find one myself.”

Lu Qingyun gasped as his eyes rolled with shock. “You…actually threw this sixth rank divine pill away?! Do you know that this is the only miracle pill of its kind that can even…revive the dead?”

The Devil Goddess gasped softly as she rolled her eyes to the bottomless desolate mists. “Erm, why don’t you say so earlier?”

Lu Qingyun muttered with shock, “It is impossible for me to concoct another. I have used up all the celestial herbs that I had found within the ancient celestial ruin. Some of the spiritual herbs are so rare that I don’t think it even exist in the Celestial Realm at all.”

Then he said bitterly, “How can you just throw it away just like this.”

Fan Yuqing was feeling very bad now as she rolled her eyes, “How do I know that this is actually such a valuable divine pill? Why didn’t you say so earlier?”

Lu Qingyun replied almost incoherently, “This is a sixth rank divine pill. How can you not know it is such a valuable divine pill? Saintess Feng Minyue is right. You are indeed such a wasteful person.”

Fan Yuqing frowned, “Don’t give me your lectures. Even if it is ten sixth divine pills that are from you, I will never take it. This is called pride. I’m the Devil Goddess. I take whatever I please and throw whatever I dislike and that includes you.”

Lu Qingyun hummed coldly, “So I am now being discarded by you?”

“That’s right!” Fan Yuqing chuckled softly. “You are useless to me now.”

“Your mind tricks won’t work on me because I’ve always been a good-for-nothing cultivator.” Lu Qingyun returned a cold smile.

“You seem to take such a great pride on that.” Fan Yuqing hummed coldly. “How do you hope to defeat me?”

Lu Qingyun laughed bitterly, “I can always beat you anytime.”

“Beat me up?” Fan Yuqing hummed coldly, “Fat hope!”

Lu Qingyun asked, “Then why don’t you try me now?”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “Then why don’t you attack me first?”

“No, you first.” Lu Qingyun insisted.

“Coward!”

“So what if I am a coward? I’m sure the Devil Goddess isn’t a coward right? So why don’t you come over here then.”

“Although I am not a coward but someone here is supposed to be the Great Hero Lu. Why don’t you make your heroic move at me first? Or are you a cowardly turtle that only hide in your shell?”

Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “Are you here to rebuke me or to fight me?”

Fan Yuqing chuckled, “The ancients say, attack the heart is the best strategy rather than confronting the enemy headlong. So are you angry now? But what can you do to me then?”

Lu Qingyun hummed coldly, “I won’t fall into your tricks. You can say whatever you want.”

All the fourteen eye witnesses were all suddenly growling softly.

It was because the exciting duel that they had expected to happen had not happened yet.

Instead they could only see the Devil Goddess and Alliance Leader Lu displaying their stances and then they seemed to be arguing.

After that they saw Lu Qingyun had thrown a box at the Devil Goddess but the box seemed to have enraged the Devil Goddess and it got tossed into the bottomless desolate mists below.

Xuan Danfeng was secretly whispering to Feng Minyue, “It seems that they are having a lovers’ quarrel?”

Feng Minyue frowned lightly, “Don’t ask me. I don’t have that type of experiences.”

Ye Jing whispered, “This is so boring. Why don’t they start fighting yet?”

Yue Lingxi looked at Xuan Danfeng curiously, “Lovers’ quarrel? What is that?”

Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “You won’t understand.”

Yue Lingxi: …

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Chapter 235: Prelude to the Honor Duel

Today was the day that Alliance Leader Lu Yun was supposed to duel with the Devil Goddess at the Clarity Valley of Melody.

Almost all the celestial cultivators from both sides had gathered at the perimeter as they could not be allowed to enter the valley to observe the duel.

However both sides were allowed to pick seven representatives to observe the duel and be witnesses.

Lu Qingyun’s side had picked the same seven representatives that were selected for the peace talk a month ago. They were Tang Xuefeng, Qian Jingjing, the three divine rulers, Saint Tang Yiren and Saint Lin Wucheng.

The Devil Goddess had her usual pick too; four golden shadows and three shadows. However since no one could see their appearances, they did not know whether they were all the same person.

Under the rules of the honor duel, the witnesses had to stay five miles away from the duelists.

This was not actually far as most of the witnesses had excellent eye sight and could reach the duelists in a few short blinks of an eye.

Saintess Su Rushuang smiled to Lu Qingyun, “Alliance Leader Lu, may your victory be swift and fortune accompanies you.”

Lu Qingyun returned a faint smile, “Thank you.”

As Lu Qingyun walked to the epicenter of the duel location, Tang Xuefeng gasped softly. “Brother Qingyun, please be careful. I hope that you can win.”

Qian Jingjing was nodding tearfully, “You must win and come back to us alive. Please.”

Lu Qingyun inhaled deeply as he took a last look at the two maidens before he said. “I’ll try.”

Saint Yuan Chenggong shouted behind Lu Qingyun, “Alliance Leader Lu, we are behind your back.”

But he was secretly cursing, “I hope that both the Devil Goddess and you can perish together. That will be the best outcome that can happen.”

As he said that, he returned a cunning glance to Saint Linghu Fei. If this Alliance Leader Lu wins then they would not take any action. But if he had lost, the golden celestials behind them would quickly attack to overwhelm the Devil Goddess.

No matter what happened today, they would not allow the Devil Goddess to escape from this valley.

They had secretly calculated that this duel would have snapped most of the profound strength of the Devil Goddess. Therefore this was their best chance of attacking the Devil Goddess.

And of course there were two saint-step divine swords for the pickings too and they were determined to obtain it.

They did not discuss with Saintess Su Rushuang about this plan of theirs as they saw that she was now hesitating.

Saint Tang Yiren sighed softly, “This Alliance Leader Lu is a hero. Let’s hope that he can win this duel.”

Tang Xuefeng averted her eyes quietly, “If he perish, I don’t wish to live as well.”

Saint Tang Yiren: …

Qian Jingjing nodded as she held Tang Xuefeng’s hand, “I will follow my sister here to the netherlands too. May we all have a happier next life should that happen.”

Saint Tang Yiren rebuked them, “The two of you! Alas! Stupid! Foolish!”

Saint Lin Wucheng was smiling bitterly. It was because he was a shadow of the Devil Goddess and naturally he would be supporting her. But this Alliance Leader Lu seemed like a righteous fellow and he was beginning to like him.

In fact most of the righteous celestials were now proclaiming Alliance Leader Lu as the next greatest hero after Saint Gao Tianshou.

He was not only the youngest saint now and had two saintly divine swords but he had also created three auspicious omens on the same day as well.

The morale on the righteous celestials’ side was naturally high because of the feats that were performed by their Alliance Leader Lu.

As Lu Qingyun walked over to the Devil Goddess, he was greeted by her soft chuckle. “I see that Alliance Leader Lu have two maidens that are pinning for you and you can’t bear to die yet.”

Lu Qingyun sighed, “Indeed.”

The Devil Goddess continued, “You’ve made quite a stir recently. I’ve heard that you have three auspicious omens that had befallen upon you and that you are a saint now?”

Lu Qingyun inhaled softly, “Yes, I have just recently breakthrough to the seventh realm sacred saint level.”

The Devil Goddess said, “Well, congratulations to you then. If you got killed then this duel will be so boring. But you look like a weak saint. You’ve not recovered your profound strength yet?”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Indeed you’re right. But you don’t look too well either. You have not fully recovered from your injuries yet?”

The Devil Goddess chuckled softly, “That’s none of your business.

Lu Qingyun slowly raised his swords before asking, “So shall we begin our duel now?”

The Devil Goddess hummed coldly as she displayed her swords. “Naturally we can.”

Lu Qingyun was sighing secretly, “Keqin, to think that we have to come to this point.”

The Devil Goddess was also sighing in secret, “Yun’Er, do we really have to fight?”

Saint Yuan Chenggong was now looking at the duelists excitingly, “It is about to start soon. The fate of the Nine Celestial Fraternity is about to start soon. This will be the most exciting duel ever and today we are bearing witness to this epic fight.”

Saintess Su Rushuang sighed softly, “Let’s hope that our side will be the final victor and we can all go home in peace.”

Saint Linghu Fei smiled coldly, “Today will also be the end of the Devil Goddess.”

Tang Xuefeng was staring at the Devil Goddess as she said silently, “Is the Devil Goddess someone that Brother Qingyun knows? I can see from his eyes that he is hesitating. I hope that he is able to win and live at the same time.”

Qian Jingjing was sighing secretly, “Brother Qingyun, I don’t sense your killing intent at all. Why is that so? If you don’t intend to win then why did you have to expend so much of your effort to concoct a divine pill that can take you to the sacred saint level?”

Saint Tang Yiren said quietly, “They are now drawing their saint-step divine swords now.”

Saint Lin Wucheng turned to him and asked, “Who do you think will win?”

Saint Tang Yiren heaved a soft sigh, “If the Devil Goddess isn’t injured, I will surely place my bet on her.”

Saint Lin Wucheng returned a nod, “But unfortunately our Alliance Leader Lu doesn’t seem to be in his peak either. He had just cultivated to the sacred saint level and his profound strength seems to be lacking. He can only be considered as a half-step saint.”

When Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing heard him, their hearts began to sink. It was because they knew that it was true.

After Lu Qingyun had breakthrough to the sacred saint level, he had only a week to cultivate whatever profound strength he could muster.

Tang Xuefeng had even borrowed hundreds of spirit stones from her two god-fathers Tang Yiren and Lin Wucheng for Lu Qingyun but that was still not enough for him to regain even a third of his profound strength.

But Lu Qingyun merely laughed it off by saying, “Now that I am a saint, I will be able to muster my saintly divine swords to its fullest potential. I don’t need a lot of profound strength since I am not expecting a prolong battle. What I need is a good opportunity to use my sword arts and I can finish the fight quickly. So don’t worry too much for me.”

Right now, Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing could only pray to the heavens for Lu Qingyun.

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Chapter 234: 7th Realm Sacred Saint Level

These were the common rules when attempting for a breakthrough and most celestials would religiously follow it;

One, the heart must first be calmed.

Two, never attempt a breakthrough when you are injured especially when suffering from internal injuries.

Three, find a quiet place with high purity of spiritual force.

Four, obtain a divine sword, the higher grade the better to act as a soul link to bolster up the cultivator elixir inner sea. There was a higher chance if the cultivator was able to divine harmonize with the divine sword.

Five, prepare as many high grade soul jewels for emergency uses.

Six, ready as many celestial treasures as possible that can aid your chances.

Seven, pray for the blessing of the heavens.

The Sacred Saint Profound Pill that Lu Qingyun had created was very similar to the Rainbow Saint Pill that could be used to aid a sacred saint level breakthrough. The only difference was that his was not rainbow hue in texture.

Moreover, the one that he had created may not be useful to most celestials other than himself. It was because it was created using his annihilating fire and was more unstable in nature.

But regardless, it had the same divine properties of expanding the celestial practitioner’s spiritual boundaries temporary, making an attempt at breakthrough possible.

In order to attempt for a sacred saint breakthrough, the practitioner’s spiritual boundaries must be a peaked sixth realm golden supremacy first.

There were two ways that a breakthrough attempt could occur.

One was that it occurred naturally when the celestial practitioner had attained to an awakening state of divinity that allowed the practitioner to grasp the spiritual boundaries of the sacred saint level.

Two was that the celestial practitioner could find a way to forcefully expand their peaked spiritual boundaries for it to occur.

Lu Qingyun was now a peaked sixth realm golden supremacy and he was now taking the second option.

After taking the Sacred Saint Profound Pill, he began to close his eyes for a deep meditation and focused on his soul sea to will his breakthrough.

His soul sea was now boiling in a great diaspora of spiritual energies as it sought to expand beyond its spiritual boundaries, caused by the effect of the Sacred Saint Profound Pill.

In a few moments, Lu Qingyun would be facing his life and death tribulation soon.

In his soul sea, Yan’Er and Xingxin were both hovering restlessly around the phantasm soul of Lu Qingyun and they were extremely anxious.

All of a sudden from the heavens of the soul sea, a dark storm had descended!

This dark storm had the shape of a colossus head and two wicked claws.

Lu Qingyun opened his eyes as he stood above the restless spiritual waters of his soul sea. “The Divine Tribulation has come!”

In both his hands were his two divine swords and he was raising both swords high toward the phantom monster that was descended by the Divine Tribulation.

The Divine Tribulation would come whenever a celestial practitioner attempted a heaven-defying breakthrough to a new realm. This would occur during the fifth, sixth and seventh realm level breakthrough.

The celestials had another name for the Divine Tribulation and it was also called the Life and Death Tribulation.

It was because failure would kill the celestial practitioner and success would transform the celestial body of the celestial practitioner toward an immortal body at its most final stage.

At the fifth realm level, the celestial practitioner would be a half-step immortal. At this realm, they would gain their first golden body and would no longer age. In fact, their regeneration abilities would be rapid and even be visible to the eyes. They would then be known as the golden celestials.

At the sixth realm level, this was the soul level. The profound strength of the golden celestial would expand beyond the soul sea and their animus and soul would be enhanced greatly, causing their profound aura, profound defenses and profound power to be greatly enhanced.

The difference between a fifth realm and a sixth realm golden celestial was so great that most would consider a sixth realm golden celestial closer to the seventh realm level than a peaked fifth realm level.

At the seventh realm level, the golden celestial would reach the spirit level. Their divine sense would be greatly enhanced and all aspects of their profound abilities would improve another notch. It was also way harder to kill a Saint level cultivator as their divine senses were so acute that they all had uncanny reflexes to evade any attack.

Now Lu Qingyun was attempting for his seventh level breakthrough.

This was actually his first life and death tribulation because he could not remember having facing the previous two attempts before.

Therefore he was a little nervous.

It was only now that he could read Yan’Er memories and had realized that she had taken the fifth realm divine tribulation for him.

“Yan’Er, thank you.” He said gratefully.

Because he was now a half-step to the spirit level when the spiritual boundaries of his soul sea had temporary expanded from the sixth to seventh realm boundaries, Lu Qingyun was now aware that it were the combined soul strength of Yan’Er and Xingye that had aided him to overcome the sixth realm level without even a single hassle.

For that he was also extremely grateful and he was now muttering. “Thank you Yan’Er, Xingxin. You are all my goddesses.”

But now he had to battle the Divine Calamity that was taking the shape of a monstrous phantom and was now descending rapidly upon him.

Some Golden Supremacies were known to have lost their spirit entities fighting the Divine Calamity. It was not just a battle between the celestial practitioner and the divine calamity but also one that included their spiritual entities.

But Lu Qingyun was not prepared to allow his two spirit entities to take any risks. Therefore he extended his annihilating fire profound aura to envelop over to Yan’Er and Xingxin.

It was then that the Divine Calamity had completely descended, raining its shadow form onto Lu Qingyun.

This shadow form was actually consisted of a million phantoms!

From afar, it was as though they were a gigantic phantom.

Lu Qingyun could feel that his soul body was now being consumed by the Divine Calamity as tens of thousands of phantoms began to pass through to him.

He willed all his fortitude to resist the Divine Calamity and used the divine swords that were in his hands to banish the dark shades of the Divine Calamity as much as possible. Every dark shade that was banished was one less pain for him.

Yan’Er and Xingxin were also aiding him to banish as many dark shades as they could.

“Master!” They were both calling panicky to him. “You should withdraw your profound aura to protect yourself. Your profound strength is weakening rapidly.”

Lu Qingyun smiled gently as he struggled weakly, “It is alright. I don’t have intention to fail.”

If he could overcome to the sacred saint level then it would mean that he was worthy of his Keqin and he did not let her down.

“I love you, Keqin…”

He found renew strength in his solace for his Keqin.

With a mighty shout, he gathered all the profound energies in his soul sea to form his profound strength once again. “I…must…not…fail….”

Time passed and all of a sudden the alchemy tower had a golden auspicious cloud just a few hours after the earlier two auspicious omens were seen.

Everyone was startled.

“There is another auspicious omen again?!”

“This one is a golden halo…”

“Someone has breakthrough to the seventh realm sacred saint level?”

“This one has come from the alchemy tower too…”

“Is it our Alliance Leader Lu?”

“It is impossible right? He only just had a breakthrough to the sixth realm level not long ago. Therefore it isn’t him.”

“Alliance Leader Lu has just become a golden supremacy. He needs time to cement the foundation of his soul sea first…”

“I’ve heard that he has regained his profound strength…”

“He isn’t a half-step golden supremacy but a full golden supremacy now…”

“Even if he can regain his profound strength, it is impossible to be him. I’m afraid that he is 300 years earlier…haha…”

“I also think so that it is not our Alliance Leader Lu…”

“Maybe it is an elderly alchemist in the alchemy tower…”

“Yes, we agree…”

The three divine rulers were startled and they were all looking at one another now.

Saint Yuan Chenggong had a perplexed look as he said to the other two divine rulers, “Surely it isn’t him, am I right? This speed is clearly impossible.”

Saint Linghu Fei smiled bitterly, “It must be a pure coincidence. It is clearly impossible for this to happen. Remember, he has not even been a golden supremacy for a month yet. Therefore we can rule him out completely.”

Saintess Su Rushuang was smiling weakly, “He did say that he is concocting a sixth rank divine pill that is used for a seventh realm sacred saint breakthrough. From what I can see, he seems to have succeeded already. And…”

She began to look at the direction of the alchemy tower from the towering windows of the inner palace that they were at, “And it seems that he had taken the pill and has now succeeded in his breakthrough now.”

All of a sudden there were thunderous wildfire shouts everywhere in the city.

Everyone was shouting wildly, “It is really Alliance Leader Lu!”

“He is a saint now!”

“Alliance Leader is a Saint now!”

There was no need for any messengers because everyone was shouting at the same time.

When Lu Qingyun had emerged from the alchemy tower with Qian Jingjing and Tang Xuefeng, everyone could see his golden profound aura that marked him as a saint that had still not faded away.

With a mere few minutes, the news that Lu Qingyun was now a seventh realm golden saint had spread like wildfire!

Saint Yuan Chenggong was startled when he had heard the shouts. He was stammering, “He has really become a saint?!”

Saint Linghu Fei was smiling even more bitterly, “This isn’t a joke, right?”

Saintess Su Rushuang hummed coldly at them, “I told you so. It seems that we have all underestimated this Alliance Leader Lu of ours and we ought to have a new evaluation of him.”

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Chapter 233: Concocting the Impossible (2)

Citadel City of the Lofty Sky Reaches;

Three weeks after Lu Qingyun had entered the alchemy tower and there were suddenly two auspicious halos in the heavens.

Everyone was marveled at the sights of these two celestial omens and they knew that a heaven-defying breakthrough had happened.

It was because in the Celestial Realm, heaven-defying achievements were always accompanied by auspicious omens.

“Someone had a breakthrough to the saint level?”

“Maybe. We’ve so many golden celestials here.”

“Look! The auspicious omens are now casting a ray of light onto the black tower over there…”

“Isn’t that the alchemy tower?”

“There are two rays of light on that tower…”

“Does it mean that two heaven-defying breakthroughs have been accomplished?”

“The alchemy tower? Isn’t that where Alliance Leader Lu is current at?”

“Everyone knows that he is trying to concoct two sixth rank divine pills…”

“You mean he is not joking with us?”

“I didn’t know that Alliance Leader Lu is actually a high ranking alchemist…”

“He isn’t just a high ranking alchemist. If he can concoct two sixth rank divine pills then he is a genius alchemist and there is probably no one that is near to his alchemist skills.”

“Two sixth rank divine pills in three weeks?!”

It was not just the celestials that were all excited to see the auspicious omens.

All of a sudden, dozens of high level alchemists were also rushing to the alchemy tower. They had to see with their own eyes!

If Lu Qingyun was able to concoct even a single sixth rank divine pill, then he was the God of Alchemy in their eyes!

“Sixth rank divine pills can only be obtained through the dangerous trials in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth or bestow by the immortal cultivators…”

“The past genius alchemists of old are able to concoct one but not in our present age…”

“This Alliance Leader Lu is really the genius among the geniuses…”

Even the three divine rulers were startled to see the auspicious omens and were startled that Lu Qingyun had actually succeeded in concocting not one but two.

Saint Yuan Chenggong was blinking his eyes as he looked at Saint Linghu Fei and Saintess Su Rushuang, “Can someone please tell me again what are the two sixth rank divine pills that he is concocting?”

Unknown to everyone, Lu Qingyun was actually sighing to himself. It was because he had hoped to concoct the two sixth rank divine pills in two weeks but he had actually taken three weeks. It was because he had to make constant adjustments on an hourly basis instead of in a daily basis.

He had expended half of his profound strength and he was now looking very pale.

“Yan’Er, Xingxin. I’m going to take this Sacred Saint Profound Pill that we have newly created and I will attempt for a breakthrough to the seventh realm sacred saint level.”

Yan’Er said anxiously, “Master, your soul sea is only half its peak. Are you sure?”

Xingxin agreed, “The seventh realm sacred saint level will surely dissipate all your profound energies. To attempt at half-peak is a little risky.”

Lu Qingyun returned a soft sigh, “That will mean using up our remaining spirit stones to regain my profound strength. I will rather that we use the remaining spirit stones for my sacred saint breakthrough.”

Yan’Er asked, “Why don’t we ask the three divine rulers for more spirit stones? Didn’t they offer to aid us some time ago?”

Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly, “They’re only pretending to offer us aid. Even if they are willing to give us the spirit stones, it will not be the high grade spirit stones. Therefore it is pointless. I will rather that we focus all our efforts into extracting and absorbing the high grade spirit stones rather than be distracted by the lower grade spirit stones.”

Xingxin asked, “We let Big Sisters Xuefeng and Jingjing know? They’re just outside now.”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “Actually they have just a few only. Let them keep their spirit stones as a reserve. We shall take the gambit ourselves.”

Then he gave Yan’Er and Xingxin a warm smile, “Are you afraid?”

Yan’Er and Xingxin shouted loudly in his soul sea, “Master, we are not afraid!”

“Good!”

Lu Qingyun looked at the two sixth rank divine pills that he had just successful concocted.

One was the Sacred Saint Profound Pill that could temporary elevate his state of divinity to the peak so that he could attempt for a breakthrough to the seventh rank sacred saint level.

The other one was the Life-Giver Profound Pill that his old master had often dreamed of concocting.

“Old master, I’ve finally succeeded in fulfilling your dream now. I’ve made some minor adjustments but your theory is right. This is the life giving divine pill that you have often talked about. This is a divine pill that can revive even the dead…”

Yan’Er asked him, “Master, if we don’t succeed then are you taking the other divine pill?”

Xingxin had the same curious look as well, “Is that why you’re making two divine pills?”

Lu Qingyun returned a warm smile to them, “No. This Life-Giver Profound Pill is for Big Sister Keqin. Should I perish in the breakthrough attempt, I want Yan’Er and Xingxin to use your very last profound strength to send it to her. I repeat, do not attempt to give it to me.”

Yan’Er sighed melancholy, “If master perishes then we will all be gone in a matter of minutes.”

Lu Qingyun nodded, “Therefore I want you to use these precious minutes to deliver this Life-Giver Profound Pill to her.”

As he said that, he had taken out a transmission stone. “Use this transmission array to get her location and to send the Life-Giver Profound Pill to her.”

Yan’Er said bitterly, “May we never have the chance to use it!”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “Are you all ready now?”

Yan’Er and Xingxin shouted at the same time, “Ready!”

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Chapter 232: Concocting the Impossible (1)

The first day that Lu Qingyun had entered the alchemy chamber, there was a thunderous explosion that shook the protective arrays around it.

It startled all the nearby cultivators and quite a few of the cultivators began to rush to the alchemy tower that Lu Qingyun was at to have a look.

But they were all stopped by Qian Jingjing and Tang Xuefeng who were meditating outside his alchemy chamber.

Tang Xuefeng merely told them, “It is alright. It is normal.”

And then she had turned away all the cultivators.

Saint Yuan Chenggong was mocking Lu Qingyun in front of the other two divine rulers, “He says he is concocting a sixth rank divine pill? What a joke. Does he even know how hard it is to concoct a single fourth rank divine pill? Fifth rank divine pills are already considered miracle pills. Sixth rank divine pills are all mystical pills that are extremely difficult to produce. Even the alchemists of legends can only produce one or two sixth rank divine pills in their entire lifetime.”

Saint Linghu Fei nodded, “What an arrogant fellow. Let’s see what he can produce in a month time then. We shall spread the news that he is concocting a sixth rank divine pill. When he fails to produce one then he will be a laughing stock in front of all everyone.”

Saintess Su Rushuang returned a weak smile at them, “I think maybe we should have a little faith in him.”

Saint Yuan Chenggong was frowning, “You are chickening out of our secret triple alliance?”

Saintess Su Rushuang stared blankly for a while before she said quietly, “Saint Gao Tianshou is already dead. We have never thought that the Devil Goddess will be so daring as to confront him in front of so many of us. Maybe we should really consider a peace talk with the Devil Goddess…”

Saint Linghu Fei interrupted, “This is all heretic talks! We have all come so late to this point to give up. What about the heroic sacrifices of the many celestials under our banners? We cannot allow their blood to be shed in vain!”

Saint Yuan Chenggong raised his finger up as he said coolly, “Brother Fei here has a point here. We are already so close to getting rid of the Devil Goddess and leaving our names in the celestial canons. We cannot give up now.”

Saintess Su Rushuang asked, “But they have agreed to have an honorable duel and news of this duel has spread by now. One side will die and everyone must agree to abide by the honor of this ancient tradition. If we do anything dishonorable to this ancient celestial tradition, we will not only be a laughing stock but we will even lose our positions in our divine realm.”

She paused to add quietly. “We will be targets of all the dissentions and the hundreds of celestial clans from all over the Nine Celestial Fraternity. My celestial clan cannot afford to take this risk.”

Saint Yuan Chenggong frowned, “Saintess Su, don’t be afraid. We will be there to support you. My Divine Sovereign Clan will lend you all the support.”

Then he said with great righteousness, “If the honorable duel is carried out immediately and we have won, I have nothing more to say. But this Alliance Leader Lu has insisted on delaying the duel so that the Devil Goddess will be able to recover from her injuries. Isn’t this asking for trouble and isn’t this as good as conceding the victory to the dark celestials?”

Saint Linghu Fei nodded, “I totally agree with Brother Chenggong here.”

Saintess Su Rushuang stammered, “We…we will lose?”

Saint Yuan Chenggong returned a nod. “Isn’t that obvious?”

Saintess Su Rushuang asked, “Any proof?”

Saint Yuan Chenggong smiled coldly, “Do we need proof? A sixth realm supremacy against a great saintess like the Devil Goddess. Isn’t victory already certain on the side of the dark celestials?”

Saintess Su Rushuang shook her head, “I don’t believe. He is now engaged to the heiress of the Celestial Sword Clan. He will lose everything.”

Saint Yuan Chenggong hummed coldly, “You have better believed me. Our best course of action is to…:

He began to whisper in a low, low voice…

Lu Qingyun was frowning in the alchemy chamber.

It was because he had blown up the alchemy furnace.

“The quality of this furnace is so poor?!” He was astonished. “How am I going to concoct my pills then?”

Then he had suddenly remembered he had a divine cauldron that he had taken from the ancient celestial ruin. “I shall use that then.”

“Xingxin, will you get me that divine cauldron?”

Immediately, Xingxin had displayed a large silver cauldron in front of him and it had landed resounding on the floor; it was extremely heavy.

But luckily the entire alchemy chamber was actually sound proof as long as the protect arrays were still in place.

Tang Xuefeng had helped him to create a new and better protective array after the explosion on the first day. For that, he was extremely grateful.

He began to sigh deeply, “I can’t believe that the materials here are so poor here. Even the protective arrays are only sub-par. Luckily Xuefeng is around.”

“Xingxin, do we have another cauldron? I need one more to concoct another type of divine pill.”

Xingxin immediately replied delightfully, “Yes we have one more!”

Immediately she had displayed a large golden cauldron.

When Lu Qingyun saw the golden cauldron, he began to frown lightly. “How come I don’t remember seeing this cauldron at all?”

Xingxin chuckled, “That is because there are too many profound treasures for master to notice that day. I saw that master is particularly interested in the spirit herbs and the profound pills therefore I take the initiative to squeeze in this cauldron. I never thought that master will actually be using it today.”

Lu Qingyun laughed. “Luckily you did.”

Then he turned to Yan’Er and Xingxin with a solemn expression. “Yan’Er, I want you to help me with the golden cauldron and Xingxin, I want you to help me with the silver cauldron. I’m going to try to concoct two sixth rank divine pills. Now, this won’t be easy and I need your spiritual fire to help me.”

Yan’Er clapped her hands delightfully, “Yan’Er is super happy to help master!”

Xingxin was nodded gently, “I love to help master too.”

Lu Qingyun inhaled deeply, “We have only less than a month to finish the two divine pills. Usually that will take ten years but we will be doing it in two weeks instead. In order to accomplish this impossible task, we need very strong fires.”

He began to sigh with a bitter smile, “And naturally the strongest fire in the Three Known Realm is my Great Annihilating Fire.”

His thoughts had quickly returned to Qin Keqin while he was saying that, “Keqin, trust me. Your Yun’Er will never hurt you again. Let me atone for all my mistakes.”

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