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Chapter 180: Keqin, Good Bye

Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin were now alone in a room and they were looking at each other awkwardly.

“Keqin, you are really going tonight? Why are you leaving? Why didn’t you tell me? Is it because you are upset with me? I can explain…there is really nothing between Qingyue and I…” Lu Qingyun muttered weakly.

“It isn’t that. I am not upset with you. I really have an important thing to settle elsewhere.” Qin Keqin quietly said.

“What can be so important that you have to leave? Isn’t this place your home? You can always move your hideout here. Is it because you didn’t want me to go to the Moon Demon Forest? Alright, I yield to you. I won’t go there anymore so long as you’re willing to stay, alright?” Lu Qingyun said with pleading eyes.

He really did not want to lose her at all.

Qin Keqin smiled, “I know your heart. Yun’Er, I’m really not angry with you, alright? Be calm. It isn’t because I am unhappy either. I’m so happy to see you here but I don’t belong to this place. The hideout is a temporary dwelling place for me. I have other hideouts elsewhere.”

Lu Qingyun heaved a heavy sigh, “Can I go with you then?”

Qin Keqin shook her head gently, “Where I go will be extremely dangerous for you to follow.”

“The Moon Demon Forest is one of the most treacherous places in the Nine Celestial Fraternity. Can it be more dangerous than that?” Lu Qingyun sighed heavily.

Qin Keqin knew that she had to think of a quick excuse fast. It was because she was going back to the Dark Divine Realms to beef up its defenses against the Valiant Arms Divine Realm that was now leading a crusade against the dark heretic celestials. After all, she was the Devil Goddess and divine ruler of the three dark divine realms.

But she did not want to tell him that she was a super villainess. In fact, as the divine ruler of the three dark realms, there were people that knew what the Devil Goddess had looked like. She had frequently rotated her identity with Feng Minyue as she shared a similar likeness to her.

“Have you heard of Saint Gao Tianshou?”

Lu Qingyun replied excitingly, “I have. Almost everyone has heard of his great name. I can say that he is the current number one hero in the Nine Celestial Fraternity. He has just recently ended the divide in the Valiant Arms Divine Realm and has become its divine ruler. Not only that, he is now a great saint. Have you heard that he had recently even attracted the six-stage golden lightning to become a great saint? Six-stage golden lightning is such a rare occurrence. Most great saints are only able to attract the three-stage silver lightning. As for the nine-stage purple lightning, it is quite impossible to see…”

Qin Keqin interrupted weakly, “You sound like he is your idol.”

“He really is!” Lu Qingyun said with his eyes beaming. “All the heroes of the Nine Celestial Fraternity are now flocking to his call to get rid of the looming threat of the three dark divine realms. I have heard that three other divine realms have also formed an alliance with him and have nominated him as the alliance leader. We are now witnessing the start of a new celestial era…”

“Maybe he is just a self-righteous hero.” Qin Keqin said sheepishly. “Or maybe this is the start of a new dark era.”

Lu Qingyun laughed. “How is it possible? The nine patriarch divine realms are never united. Even the most powerful of the nine divine realms, the Holy Ascension Divine Realm has been so powerless against the three dark divine realms. I think the Nine Celestial Realm needs a strong celestial leader.”

Qin Keqin smiled, “The dark celestials have their own cultures and way of life. We shouldn’t dictate them.”

Lu Qingyun shook his head gently, “Keqin, I must disagree. Some of their ways are despicable and vile. Surely you know about it?”

Qin Keqin returned a light nod and her eyes were melancholy. In the past, she had wanted to be a super heroine and had butchered hundreds of dark celestials. As the daughter of the heavens, she thought that it was her destiny to unite the entire Nine Celestial Fraternity and the Three Dark Divine Fraternity into a new fraternity.

In the end, she did not get any respect or recognition from everyone and she was the enemy of all the celestials. Instead of a super heroine, the Golden Mask Devil Goddess was the super villainess that had terrorized everyone.

It was because she had no background and the celestials had refused to accept someone that had come out of the blue. At the same time, she could not tell anyone her background either.

The price for having her three minutes of fun was that she was almost killed by the righteous celestials.

“Keqin, why are you so quiet? Don’t tell me that you are going to join with Saint Gao Tianshou to fight against the dark celestials?”

Qin Keqin nodded light, “That’s right. I don’t know how long this will take.”

Lu Qingyun was startled as he stammered, “Once I am done with the expedition to the Moon Demon Forest, I will look for you alright?”

Qin Keqin smiled as she took out a transmission stone, “Alright. But this transmission stone only works within a ten mile radius. If we are near to each other, you can use this to communicate with me.”

“I won’t have to use it.” Lu Qingyun smiled. “The Great Saintess Fan Yuqing is so renowned throughout the Nine Celestial Fraternity that I can surely find you within a thousand miles.”

Then he sighed softly, “I’ve thought that Keqin you are really upset with me. But you are after all the Great Saintess Yuqing. You have a duty to defend and advance the future of the Nine Celestial Fraternity. I wish that I can join you now. It must be so wonderful to see what Saint Gao Tianshou looks like. We should call him Great Saint Gao Tianshou by now. He is really a great dragon among dragons and a titan among men.”

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes and said silently, “Do you know that your idol is going to attack me?”

She forced out a smile to ask, “Do you think that Gao Tianshou can win the Devil Goddess?”

“Of course he can. Good will always triumphs over evil.” Lu Qingyun smiled.

“What if the Devil Goddess isn’t evil? And what if she is willing to turn over a new leaf?”

“Hmm, she has to be evil. She has been evil for so many centuries already. I don’t think she will be able to turn over a new leaf. What about the people that she had killed in the past?” Lu Qingyun smiled.

Qin Keqin returned a weak smile, “Is that so. So that is what everyone thinks of the Devil Goddess…”

Lu Qingyun was sighing heavily, “Today almost everyone I know is leaving. Keqin, you will be leaving alone or with anyone else?”

“My two sister saintesses will be leaving with me. We are always together. But do not let anyone knows that we are assisting Saint Gao Tianshou, alright?” Qin Keqin said before she quickly added. “We don’t want to alarm the Devil Goddess that we are there. There are many spies of the dark celestial clans around. Promise me please.”

“I’ll promise.” Lu Qingyun said firmly. “When can I see you again?”

“Hopefully by next year.” Qin Keqin said quietly.

Lu Qingyun sighed, “It will be a long wait for me…”

Qin Keqin chuckled, “So don’t you die in the Moon Demon Forest. I still want to see you next year.”

“With so many cultivators, I don’t think I will be in any danger.”

“You are wrong. This ancient ruin may be more dangerous than you think it is. I ask someone but he had no memories of it. I guess my old man is getting more and more senile nowadays.” Qin Keqin sighed softly.

“Your old man? Who is he?” Lu Qingyun asked curiously.

Qin Keqin laughed softly. “Just an ordinary wise man.”

“Oh.” Lu Qingyun said.

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes. Her old man was her father. But her father was not the original Great God Pangu but was his reincarnation. Therefore it was not surprising that he had no memories of the ancient ruin. Before he had departed, he had bade her to look for Yue Lingxi and the Horizon of the Heavens, warning her that the Horizon of the Heavens must never fall into the wrong hands or into Lu Qingyun’s hands.

She thought, “Am I such a bad daughter that I’ve even hoodwinked my old man and my mother consorts?”

Before she had returned to the hideout, the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing had quietly whispered to her. “The Heaveness is not someone who can be easily fooled. Although her fighting skills are just so and so but her intellect is the best among all the great goddesses. She just did not want to expose you. But this is your choice and we wish you the best of luck. And don’t die because of one man. Some of us will be extremely sad, including the Heaveness and the Great Goddess Fantian. Don’t break the heart of the Great Goddess Fantian again.”

She quickly put aside her thoughts and smiled to Lu Qingyun. “I have another good thing for you.” In her fingers was a purple pill. “Take it quickly. This is something good that will increase your cultivation strength.”

Lu Qingyun was smiling bitterly and he was rolling his eyes. It was because with a single sniff he knew that this purple pill was the Starforge Substances and from the size of this purple pill, it was twice as much as the last pill that was given to him.

This was definitely a big overdose…

But why did Qin Keqin wants him to take the Starforge Substances. Surely she knew that it would be harmful to his memories if he had taken too much, right?

Qin Keqin winked at him, “Go on, don’t be shy.”

Lu Qingyun decided to put on an act like the last time. So he smiled and put the purple into his mouth. He was definitely not going to swallow it, not ever…

All of a sudden Qin Keqin had tiptoed to kiss him passionately on his mouth. He was so startled that he had actually swallowed the purple pill…

But he was once again startled to see that there were silence tears that were flowing down on her cheeks as she kissed him.

“Yun’Er, I am your woman. I won’t leave you. You don’t leave me too…”

For a while, Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin were just in each other tightened embrace as they enjoyed their last moments together.

“I won’t leave you, Keqin…one day, I will be a hero that you will be proud of…” Lu Qingyun muttered quietly.

Qin Keqin muttered almost incoherently, “Just be yourself and…forget the past…”

“Keqin, did you say something?”

“I am just wondering why your hands are so honest today?”

“Erm, I’ve forgotten to be dishonest…”

“What are your hands doing now? I decide to take back my praise for you, hmph!”

“Haha…”

“Where is Yan’Er? I need to talk to her as well. After all, I won’t see her after tonight.”

Lu Qingyun sighed softly as he called out aloud to his inner spiritual sea, “Where is my cute little Yan’Er? Come and say good bye to your Big Sister Keqin…”

Little Yan’Er was sobbing when she had appeared, startling Lu Qingyun.

Lu Qingyun did not know that Yan’Er could sense the throbbing heartbreaking ache that was in Qin Keqin’s heart. It was because Yan’Er was also bonded closely to Qin Keqin as she was the one that had retrieved the golden roc’s core for Lu Qingyun.

“Big Sister Keqin, Yan’Er don’t want you to go…”

Whenever Qin Keqin was around, Yan’Er was super motivated to do better. When she was not around, she had always felt a little empty and had become lazy.

Qin Keqin smiled to Yan’Er, “My cute little Yan’Er, be strong. Your master will need you to take care of him in the future. Please remember our little secret.”

Yan’Er nodded many times, “I will. If Yan’Er remembers our little secret, will I see Big Sister Keqin soon?”

“You will.” Qin Keqin lit a faint smile.

Lu Qingyun was startled, “What secret?”

Qin Keqin merely smiled. “If you know then it won’t be our little secret.”

Lu Qingyun: …

Qin Keqin averted her eyes before she sighed softly. The Horizon of the Heavens was now inside Lu Qingyun’s inner spiritual sea. There was nothing she could do about it now. She had made Yan’Er promise her not to tell Lu Qingyun that he had injured her and that she must never tell Lu Qingyun anything about the Horizon of the Heavens.

At the same time she had said to Yan’Er back then, “Don’t let him become a golden celestial until he has reached the inside of the ancient ruin.”

After Lie Xingyuan and Leng Qiuyue had left with the entourage of Fragrance Herald Yufeng , it was now time for Qin Keqin to leave the Heavens Ridge Villa.

The news that Qin Keqin was leaving had completely caught all the grand elders by surprise.

Although she had long stated that she would not be staying for long, they did not think that it would be so soon. After all, they knew that she was in a relationship with Lu Qingyun.

Shi Guanyin was the saddest among the six grand elders. It was because today was not only the day that her favorite core protégé had left but also that of her secret confidant.

The other five grand elders, Ouyang Xue, Yun Xing, Mu Han, Wang Ming and Kong Guxin were also equally sad.

It was because the arrival of Qin Keqin had not only changed the Heavens Ridge Villa but had also changed New Empyrean City. Never before had the four powerhouses of New Empyrean City had so little rivalries compared to the past. As a matter of fact, the once disunited and weakest of the four powerhouses the Heavens Ridge Villa was now the number one celestial clan in New Empyrean City.

After Qiuxiang Huan’s wedding, all four of the powerhouses had actually sat down together and had even nominated the Heavens Ridge Villa to lead them, had Qin Keqin to lead them but she had politely declined it.

Mu Han sighed softly, “Our acting sect leader has left, things will be so quiet now…”

“You mean no gossips for you to spread?” Yun Xing teased quietly.

Mu Han frowned lightly, “You know that I will never spread any gossips.”

“Like real…” Yun Xing stared coldly at him.

Ouyang Xue smiled, “Master, why don’t you and Grand Elder Mu Han be together?”

Yun Xing was suddenly flustered as she quickly said, “Xue’Er, you are now a grand elder. Do not call me your master now and also, who will like him?!”

Mu Han stammered, “What is wrong with me? I have more strengths than weaknesses…”

Kong Guxin sighed heavily as he saw Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin disappearing beyond the heaven gate of the Heavens Ridge Villa before he whispered softly to the rest of the grand elders, “It will be so quiet now.”

Wang Ming nodded with a heavy sigh, “To think that we have the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing is our midst all this while and yet we do not know for such a long time. This is really so stupid of us.”

Shi Guanyin nodded quietly, “I wonder if we will ever see her again. Even this farewell seems so short. I wonder where she will be going.”

Mu Han heaved a heavy sigh, “If I were Lu Qingyun, I will surely go after her and never let her go…”

Yun Xing stared at him, “Are you even half as dashing as him? Dream on!”

Mu Han: …


 

This ends the second story arc. If the first story arc is about the influences of New Empyrean City the second story arc is about the background behind Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin. As for the third story arc, well, it is just the beginning for Lu Qingyun;)

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Chapter 179: Day of the Handkerchiefs

Lu Qingyun was quietly sighing in the practice chamber. Two things were bothering his heart.

One was that somehow he did not seem to get the respect that he deserved and he had continued to hear people calling him the good-for-nothing cultivator.

“This isn’t possible. I did so well during the trial tournament. Don’t tell me that when I am performing my feats, there were some others that did so well that everyone is looking at them and not in my direction?”

Two was the most miserable for him.

It was because today was the day that Lie Xingyuan and Leng Qiuyue would be saying good bye and they would be leaving for the Patriarch Clan Heavenly Fragrance Villa.

He was actually glad for them because the Heavenly Fragrance Villa was the top celestial clan in the Heavenly Fragrance Divine Realm.

“Why did I feel sad that Qiuyue will be leaving too?” He was sighing softly.

“And Xingyuan, where did she go with Keqin? They didn’t come back last night…”

All of a sudden a sweet voice had called out for him, “Senior Brother Qingyun, are you there?”

He was startled because it was the voice of Yin Shisi.

“Why is she here?” He thought. “Oh yes, she is the ‘junior sister’ to Xingyuan. She must be here to say goodbye to her.

He quickly came out of the practice chamber and saw the beautiful smiling Yin Shisi.

“Senior brother.” She quickly greeted him.

“Elder Yin, you are here to look for Xingyuan?” He asked.

She nodded and her eyes were looking at the note that Lu Qingyun had left on the table after carelessly reading it.

“It seems that she has gone out with sect leader and isn’t back? I didn’t see her at all when I am here.”

Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “She will be back soon. Today is the day that she departs from here.”

Yin Shisi nodded, “I am going to miss her. My master says she will be going away as well. Soon, it will be only be me and you. ”

When she said me and you, her beautiful mesmerizing eyes were looking at Lu Qingyun with great intention.

Lu Qingyun felt his soul was being carried away by her when she was looking at him in this manner. Somehow for Lu Qingyun, his first impression of her was always the one that was naked in his embrace.

He quickly cast away his sinful thoughts and said, “Shall I make some tea for you while we wait for Xingyuan?”

Yin Shisi nodded before she gave a smile, “Senior brother, I have something for you.” With a shy look, she had taken out a scented box.

Lu Qingyun was curious as he opened the box. Inside the box was a beautiful handkerchief. “This is for me?”

He took a quick look at the handkerchief and saw that there was a couple with children playing in the background.

Yin Shisi shyly nodded, “I have sewed it myself. It had taken me many nights to do so. I have nothing to give you for your win for the trial tournament so this is for me to you.”

Lu Qingyun was touched as he quickly said, “Thank you. I will surely take good care of it.”

“Erm Elder Yin…” he muttered. “Did I do well for the trial tournament?”

Yin Shisi averted her eyes before she said shyly, “You did very well. I am so proud of you.”

“Oh really?” Lu Qingyun was smiling bitterly. He thought, “I really did well. Is everyone so blind to my stellar performance or what? Maybe their eyes are not good. That must be the only reason. Alas, the imagery must be quite blurring below and the majority of the low level cultivators simply did not have the eyesight to see clearly.”

“So it is not because I didn’t do well. It is because they are too far away to see what I am doing. Haha. Now the mystery that is bothering me for days have finally been solved.”

A quiet voice from outside the courtyard interrupted his thoughts, “Senior brother, are you there?” It was Leng Qiuyue.

“Qiuyue?” Lu Qingyun was startled. “I am here.”

He quickly kept the scented box that Yin Shisi had given to him and just as he did so, Leng Qiuyue had entered the hall.

“Qiuyue, Xingyuan isn’t back yet.” He said.

Leng Qiuyue took a shy look at Yin Shisi before she smiled to Lu Qingyun, “I’m not here to look for Xingyuan. I am here to look for you.”

When Lu Qingyun had called her Qiuyue, she was secretly pleased. It was because he had unknowingly changed his address of her from junior sister to her personal name. She felt that they were now one step closer now. This change had taken place during the trial tournament when they were in the same party and were simply just friends instead of protégé brother and sister.

“Today I will be leaving with Xingyuan so I have come specially to bid you farewell. I don’t know when we will meet again or if we ever have a chance to meet again. This is a gift from me.” She shyly took out a beautiful craft box and gave it to Lu Qingyun.

Lu Qingyun said weakly as he took the box, “I should be the one that supposed to send you a gift but I didn’t…”

“It is alright.” Leng Qiuyue smiled. “Take a look at what’s inside.”

She did not care if Yin Shisi was presented or not. It was because she was no longer a protégé of the Heavens Ridge Villa and today was her last day here.

Lu Qingyun opened the beautiful crafted box and saw that it was a white handkerchief with two mandarins in it.

“I’ve spent the last couple of days to sew it.” She shyly said.

“Qiuyue, thank you…” Lu Qingyun was quite startled when he saw the two mandarins. It was a symbol for a couple. He had thought that he had rejected her not long ago during her confession? It was not because Leng Qiuyue was not a lovely maiden. In fact, she was very beautiful in many ways but he had only Qin Keqin in his heart…

Yin Shisi had also saw the two mandarins and knew what Leng Qiuyue was thinking. By now, everyone in the Heavens Ridge Villa was spreading rumors about her and Lu Qingyun. Some of the rumors were actually quite vile like how Lu Qingyun had seduced Leng Qiuyue and had made use of her to pass the trial tournament.

But she believed in her own personal judgment that Lu Qingyun was an outstanding person. It was because he did not take advantage of her when she was down on her luck.

“Senior brother, I am back.” It was the lovely voice of Lie Xingyuan and there was also the soft chuckle that was from Qin Keqin as they entered the outer courtyard.

Lu Qingyun quickly kept the beautiful crafted box as he said aloud, “I am here. Elder Yin and Qiuyue is also here.”

When Lie Xingyuan and Qin Keqin had entered the hall, they were holding hands and were chatting nonstop.

Qin Keqin chuckled when she saw them at first sight, “So everyone is already here to see my sister off?”

Lie Xingyuan smiled, “Senior brother…”

Lu Qingyun was stunned when he saw her. It was because she now had golden eyes and her presence was heavenly.

Yin Shisi and Leng Qiuyue were also startled to see that Lie Xingyuan was now a golden celestial.

“Xingyuan, you are a golden celestial now? What realm are you now?” Lu Qingyun said with stammering voice. He really could not believe his eyes.

Lie Xingyuan nodded shyly, “Upper fifth realm golden celestial level.”

Lu Qingyun nearly fainted as he muttered, “I am only at the upper fourth realm expert. Our cultivation level is now heavens and the earth now.”

Lie Xingyuan averted her eyes, “Senior brother will surely overtake me one day. This, I am very sure.”

Lu Qingyun was actually glad for her. He quickly asked. “How did you become a golden celestial overnight. Please do share with me. Is there a shortcut?”

Lie Xingyuan chuckled softly as she stole a glance at Qin Keqin, “It is actually a long story but senior brother, please don’t be lazy and cultivate on your own. You know what I mean. There is no shortcut in cultivation.”

“Is that so?” Lu Qingyun returned a sheepish laugh. “I am just being curious, that’s all.”

But he was secretly thinking, “Lately Yan’Er has been so lazy…”

Lie Xingyuan took out a handkerchief and said shyly, “I sewed this last night for you. I hope that it is not too disgraceful to show it to senior brother.”

Qin Keqin laughed as she took out another handkerchief, “And this is sewed by me.”

Lu Qingyun took the two handkerchiefs and saw that the one that Lie Xingyuan had sewed was actually quite exquisite and it had two persons in it. One was a man and other was a woman. They were seen walking along the river and their eyes were looking up at the rolling clouds.

As for the handkerchief that Qin Keqin had sewed looked a little off. However the one that Keqin had sewed had many lovely red raindrops and two flying cranes.

He smiled and said to Qin Keqin, “Master, your handkerchief is quite unique. I have never seen such beautiful red raindrops before. It fits the scene of the two flying cranes.”

Qin Keqin frowned lightly as her eyes rolled to a side, “Actually, the red raindrops will disappear once you have washed it. It is actually my blood. I have accidentally pricked my fingers quite a few times.”

Lu Qingyun: …

Leng Xingyuan laughed softly, “We are chatting throughout the night and I was the one that kept distracting my sis…my sect leader.”

She turned solemn to say, “Senior brother, please take care of yourself. Next time, I won’t be around to help you to change your blanket and bedding. Try not to do it so often. It is harmful to your health. You shouldn’t be in the practice chamber too often. It is good if you can take a walk sometimes.”

Lu Qingyun: …

He wanted to tell Xingyuan that he was not doing that kind of thing in the practice chamber but then he decided to keep quiet. It was because the other maidens were now giggling at him when they had heard Lie Xingyuan.

Qin Keqin chuckled softly, “Well, he is a hot-blooded young man after all.”

But all of a sudden Qin Keqin had turned solemn as she looked at him, “Yun’Er, I need to talk to you for a little while. It is because I am leaving here tonight and I won’t see you for quite some time.”

Lu Qingyun was stunned. It was as though the whole world had suddenly collapsed onto him.

“Keqin, what is going on here?” He had totally forgotten to address her as master in the presence of the others and had called out her personal name.

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Chapter 178: The Heavenly Daughters

Qin Keqin and Lie Xingyuan were quite startled when they were ‘summoned’ to the hideout by the Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress.

Qin Keqin actually did not want to go to the hideout but Feng Minyue had told her that it was compulsory plus she had to bring Lie Xingyuan along with her.

She quickly took a pill to suppress the annihilating fire that was afflicting her as she did not want anyone to know how serious her condition was. She did not blame Lu Qingyun at all.

As Lu Qingyun was in the practice chamber, she had left a note for him saying that she was taking Lie Xingyuan along with her too.

“Sister Xingyuan, today we are going to my hideout.” Qin Keqin looked a little sheepish when she had said that.

“Hideout?” Lie Xingyuan asked. “What is that place?”

“You will know when you reach.” Qin Keqin said quietly.

Lie Xingyuan had never been to the hideout before so therefore she was quite surprised when Qin Keqin had brought her to the Heavenly Tea Lotus.

She had clearly remembered that this was the place that she had first met Qin Keqin.

“This place is really expensive. Xingyuan cannot afford it.” Lie Xingyuan muttered softly.

Qin Keqin chuckled, “But your sister is rich. So don’t worry about it.”

Along the way, Qin Keqin was wondering why the Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress had wanted her to bring Xingyuan along with her. It was not she did not want her sister to find out about her hideout but this was her personal secret…

Like Lu Qingyun and the Three-Destinies Old Man before her, Lie Xingyuan was startled to see so many cultivators at the upper floor of the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse. Moreover Qin Keqin seemed to be extremely familiar with the place and no one even stopped to question them as they made their way around floor after floor to the top.

Finally they had reached a room where the Heaveness, the Heavenly Temptress, Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng were. In the middle of the room was a youthful man.

“Master?!” Lie Xingyuan was startled when she saw the Heavenly Temptress.

“Father?!” Qin Keqin was silently startled. “He has found the Heaveness? Did they make up with each other or what?”

The Heaveness smiled alluringly when she saw them, “Yuqing, Xingyuan. Hurry and greet your father.”

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes and she was laughing softly, “Old man, how are you? I see that you have finally succeeded in hooking up to the Heaveness.”

Yi Ping: …

He sighed softly, “Can you be more indirect…”

Lie Xingyuan was startled, “I am an orphan…I’ve no father…”

The Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing returned a mesmerizing smile as she suddenly flashed next to Xingyuan as she said gently, “He is really your real father. As for me, I’m sorry that I didn’t tell you earlier. I am your birth mother.”

Lie Xingyuan was startled as she stared at Lie Qing and the man that was in front of her.

Even Feng Xingyuan and Xuan Danfeng were startled that Lie Xingyuan was actually the Heavenly Temptress’ daughter…

Lie Qing said quietly, “Will you forgive your mother for not telling you earlier?”

Lie Xingyuan stared at Lie Qing and she was trembling.

Ever since she was little, she had been raised up by her master and was told that she was an orphan. Because of that, she had always thought that she was alone in the world. She had always thought that her master was her only kin until she had met Qin Keqin.

“Huh?!” Lie Xingyuan quickly hugged Lie Qing as she burst into tears. “Mother? You are really my mother consort?! I’ve thought that I was alone. I am so glad…”

“I didn’t tell you because one day I will surely leave you. I didn’t want you to be sad so that you can move on. Also, I want to train you to experience the hardship of the celestial fraternity. But now, it is time for me to leave.” Lie Qing said quietly.

Lie Xingyuan was panicky as she asked with trembling lips and her tears were flowing, “Don’t leave please…”

Lie Qing smiled as she kissed her on her forehead, “It is now time to tell you who we are. I’m the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing, Great Goddess Heavenly Temptress…”

The Heaveness interrupted with a soft laugh, “Lie Qing is one of the few immortals that can thrash the Great God Yi Ping…”

Yi Ping interrupted, “If I am serious, I may not lose yesterday…”

The Heaveness turned to him with a soft laughter, “When are you not serious when you’re fighting?”

Yi Ping frowned lightly, “It’s just that it isn’t a life and death battle so there is no need for me to go all out.”

Lie Xingyuan was staring at the youthful man, “Father? Great God Yi Ping? The legendary Immortal Warrior-God from the celestial history?”

Lie Qing nodded, “Yes it is him. He is your father.”

Yi Ping smiled as he looked at Lie Xingyuan, “I am so happy to have a daughter like you. You are much better than my other daughter.”

Qin Keqin: …

Feng Mingyue and Xuan Danfeng had turned to one side and they were silently laughing when they saw Qin Keqin’s expressions.

Lie Xingyuan shyly looked at Qin Keqin, “Sister, he is really our father? Our father is the Great God Pangu?”

Qin Keqin laughed, “Yes this old man is indeed our father. But I have never met him more than ten times before this. Lately, he seems to be everywhere.”

Yi Ping: …

Lie Xingyuan nodded as she looked at the extremely alluring maiden in front of her, “Sister, you can tell Xingyuan who is your mother consort?”

The Heaveness laughed softly, “Look at me. I’ve forgotten to introduce myself. I’m the Great Goddess Heaveness but she isn’t my daughter. You are all my little nieces.”

Lie Xingyuan nearly fainted as she stared with trembling lips, “You…are…the…Heaveness…the mystical…ancient celestial of our race…”

The Great Goddess Heaveness was the Goddess of the Celestials and was reverenced throughout the Nine Celestial Fraternity. It was said that she was the successor to the Great Goddess Fantian and that she had only one disciple and that was the Nine Goddess Ye Jing.

Qin Keqin looked quietly at the Heaveness. The Heaveness was like her second mother to her. She was not dense to know that she was leaving soon and was extremely sad. Although she did not want to see her lately because of Lu Qingyun but in her heart, she had missed her a lot.

But she suppressed the melancholy emotion of her heart and replied quietly to Lie Xingyuan, “My mother consort is the Great Goddess Fantian.”

Lie Xingyuan was even more startled. The Great Goddess Fantian was the Goddess of the Goddesses in the Immortal Realm and she had an incredible lofty status as the Goddess Mother of all the Immortals.

Xuan Danfeng was stammering as she looked at Feng Minyue. She really did not know that Fan Yuqing’s mother consort was the Great Goddess Fantian.

Feng Minyue was not surprised as she had already known.

“This is like a dream…” Lie Xingyuan muttered.

Lie Qing smiled, “This isn’t a dream as she silently patted her on her back.

All of a sudden Lie Xingyuan could feel that her profound strength seemed to have increased and that there was a faint golden aura around her.

She was startled and from the mirrors that were in the room, she saw that her eyes had turned golden.

“I…I am fifth realm golden celestial now?!” Lie Xingyuan was completely astonished.

Lie Qing smiled, “Indeed you are. You are already a golden celestial for quite some time. It is just that I have completely suppressed your cultivation realm. You are the daughter of two great immortals. Your talents are not to be underestimated.”

She sighed softly, “But now I am leaving soon. I should undo my seal on you. In the future, you will have your own destiny.”

Qin Keqin sighed softly, “So you are all leaving soon…”

Lie Qing smiled as she gently touched her.

All of a sudden Qin Keqin could feel that the invading annihilating fire had completely vanished from her body and was secretly startled.

She had spent the past few days in misery, trying to purge the annihilating fire out. If she did not do so, she would be afflicted with serious ailment injuries in the future.

She had thought that her old man may be the only person that could help her but she must never let him know what had happened. She had completely forgotten that Lie Qing may be able to help her.

And Lie Qing had secretly helped her without alarming her father.

For that, she was extremely grateful.

Lie Qing winked at her, “You ought to say thank you to the Heaveness. She has been keeping a close tab on you.”

The Heaveness immediately averted her eyes from Qin Keqin.

Qin Keqin said silently as she looked at the Heaveness, “I am going to miss you so much…”

She quickly said with a soft chuckle, “So we are having our small family reunion now?”

Yi Ping grinned as he rubbed his nose, “You may say that. However, the Heaveness wants to talk to you actually.”

The Heaveness nodded as she said, “That is right.”

She walked quietly to Qin Keqin and smiled, “This ring is for you. You are going to need it. This is the royalties from your books.”

Qin Keqin took the ring and stared blankly into it. There were a million gold coins and ten thousand high grade spirit stones inside.

“It isn’t much but you are going to need this war chest pretty soon.” The Heaveness said quietly.

Then she smiled quickly, “But don’t you spend so recklessly and use up this war chest so quickly. Feng Minyue has already told me that you are fond of spending money like water.”

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes as she chuckled, “That isn’t true at all. I am actually quite good in earning money…”

Yi Ping said quietly, “Yuqin, Xingyuan. We are leaving tonight.”

Lie Xingyuan was startled, “So soon…”

Lie Qing said, “We may not see each other for a long time. Please take care of yourself.”

Qin Keqin did not say anything because she was used to this by now. Every time her parents and mother consorts had departed, it would be years.

She quietly hold onto Lie Xingyuan’s hand as she said, “From today onward, we are on our own. We are sisters and the heavenly daughters of the heavens. Be strong.”

The Heaveness smiled. This was what she had used to tell Fan Yuqin when she was little. “Yuqin, now you have a little sister to take care of now. But the destinies for the two of you are different. You have your own unique destiny to take and…good luck to you and Lu Qingyun.”

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Chapter 177: Xuan Danfeng/ Heaveness (2)

The Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress were both in the same room when the Three-Destinies Old Man had entered. By now he had reverted to his original self and a tall muscular young looking man had emerged into the room.

And behind him were Xuan Danfeng and Feng Minyue.

Feng Minyue was shocked when she saw that this hunchback old man was actually such a charismatic man that gave off such a tingling righteous presence.

The Heaveness scoffed lightly as she said with her back facing the Three-Destinies Old Man, “So what brings the great and mighty Great God Pangu to this unknown part of the Celestial Realm?”

The Great God Pangu!?

When Xuan Danfeng and Feng Minyue had heard that the Heaveness had just addressed the Three Destinies Old Man as the mystical immortal known as the Great God Pangu, they almost fainted on the spot!

The Great God Pangu was the greatest of all the Immortals and there were many stories and exaggerations about him. They just could not believe that this person right now was his exact embodiment. In their minds, the Great God Pangu was ancient and they thought that he may look exactly like an old man.

The Three-Destinies Old Man rubbed his nose with a weak smile before he said quietly, “Lingfeng, actually I’m here to look for you.”

At the same time, he was smiling when he saw Lie Qing. “Qing’Er, you are also here. I’m missing you already. I am also looking for you. It seems that Yuqin has already met the two of you. She didn’t tell me.”

Lie Qing smiled mesmerizingly, “We ask her not to tell you.”

The Three-Destinies Old Man was not angry and he was grinning, “I’m wondering if your martial skills have any improvement? Why don’t we have a little spar?”

The Heaveness was said with trembling voice, “Yi Ping! You are here to flirt with your new consort Danfeng or are you here to spar with Lie Qing? Either way, I don’t wish to see you. Why don’t you leave now? You are disturbing my peace.”

She added coldly, “Hmph! What Three-Destinies Old Man. If you want to flirt, don’t come into my presence. Go and find your good-for-nothing Celestial Teacher the Universal Old Man!”

The Three-Destinies Old Man: …

“Lingfeng, are you still upset with me? Come back with me, alright?” he said awkwardly. “I am really here to look for you.”

“Have you forgotten that I’ve divorced you already? Didn’t you also say that if I go away, you will never welcome me back again?” the Heaveness reminded him coldly.

The Three-Destinies Old Man smiled awkwardly, “I was wrong to scold you in front of so many others. I was not thinking straight…”

He sighed softly, “You have scolded me in front of all the others. I don’t know how to react back then so I was a little upset too. You know me. I quite frank with my words.”

Lie Qing chuckled softly, “Too frank sometimes.”

The Three-Destinies Old Man looked at the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing awkwardly, “Qing’Er, why are you standing there for? Why didn’t you help me to persuade her? Help me to talk to her please.”

Lie Qing laughed mesmerizingly as she folded her arms, “No way! I’m enjoying myself. This is your business and her business. I don’t wish to interfere at all.”

The Three-Destinies Old Man: …

The Three-Destinies Old Man sighed softly and he was also trembling, “Lingfeng, I didn’t come as the Great God Pangu. This title is a great burden to me and the Great God Pangu isn’t really me. I am your Yi Ping. When I become the successor to the Great God Pangu, I’ve to take up the responsibility of defending the Immortal Realm. Sometimes I am really so tired and I feel so lost sometimes.”

With another sigh he said, “I’ve thought that we are just having our usual quarrel that day. I am really too harsh. Come back with me, alright?”

The Heaveness remained quiet. She did not dare to him because all her inner thoughts could be written on her countenance and she was too easy to be read by him. Actually she had wanted him to come and search for her. After all, the talk about messing the Nine Celestial Fraternity was just to get his notice. At the last minute, she had aborted this plan for hers because she was hurting her niece Fan Yuqin.

Lie Qing was quietly looking at the Heaveness. She did not want to interfere because she knew that the two of them were just looking for some face saving measures to be together again.

The Three-Destinies Old Man heaved a heavy sigh, “I really don’t know why you are preaching the romantic notions of the romantic books that are from the Celestial Realm to the Immortal Realm. It sounds so wrong you know. Especially when you are erm…one of my many consorts…and you are trying to profit spirit stones from the other immortals…”

“Go away now!” The Heaveness said coldly as she interrupted him.

The Three-Destinies Old Man said awkwardly, “How about this then? You can continue to sell your romantic stories and you can keep the profits. This is already my biggest leeway to you. Alright?”

The Heaveness hummed coldly without saying anything.

“Lingfeng…” the Three-Destinies Old Man was now trembling. “I really don’t want to lose you. I’ve lost you too many times in the past. I am your Yi Ping. I have forgotten that you are once my mortal Grand Celestial Teacher and it is you who had taught me my celestial practice. Without you, I can never even ascend to the Celestial Realm…”

His voice was now coarse as he said even more slowly and he was trembling uncontrollably, “I have forgotten that you have once told me that you want to be able to sing sentimental songs and what it is meant to love someone. You have always wanted to be a mortal…all these…I’ve forgotten…I’ve really forgotten…I am sorry…really so sorry…”

The Heaveness was trembling uncontrollably as well and she was weeping softly.

“I really miss the times when we are in the mortal realm. Before you are the Heaveness and when I am just the foolish Yi Ping. Do you remember how we have first met? You have almost killed me when you force me to run with you…and…back then I had sworn never to party with you ever again…but in the end, I can’t help looking for you.”

The Heaveness chuckled softly when she had remembered that incident. Back then, she had met a stranger that had asked her for directions to find a master to teach him some powerful martial skills. But he did not know that she was actually a directionless person and had followed her to run up and down ten hills. Even the way they had met was quite hilarious and there were so many misunderstandings.

“Lingfeng, forgive me alright?” The Three-Destinies Old Man asked again after hearing her soft chuckle.

“I’ll give you one chance…” the Heaveness quietly said. “So I get to keep all my books and spirit stones?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man grinned and rubbed his nose, “Surely.”

The Heaveness thought, “So I’ll be leaving again soon…” She was starting to miss the New Empyrean City. Being here was like a mortal again. Every day she would secretly sneak out and watched everyone intently. It was as though she was really afraid that she would never be mortal again and would forget about her memories when she was a mortal.

“Alright then.” She merely said.

The Three-Destinies Old Man was absolutely delighted as he quickly turned to Lie Qing to say, “Qing’Er, long time no see. Why don’t we have a little spar immediately? I am dying to fight you…”

Lie Qing muttered weakly, “Ping’Er, you are a little frank. Lingfeng is still waiting for you to comfort her and you are already thinking of your fight with me.”

The Heaveness had suddenly turned around to give the Three-Destinies Old Man a little kick, “Why don’t you die in the Desolate Realm since you love to fight so much? Why don’t you fight me?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man muttered awkwardly, “You know me. In my chronicles here, almost all 250 chapters must have a fight in it or else I won’t be known as the Warrior-God Yi Ping…”

“Yes and why didn’t you die yet?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man laughed, “Because if I do, someone here will be very sad. Don’t you think so?”

The Heaveness chuckled softly, “In your dreams. I will never be sad for a sentimental man like you.” Then she rolleyes to Xuan Danfeng who was watching them silently, “Before we go, I think you should settle her first. Am I right?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man turned to Xuan Danfeng and said quietly, “Maiden Danfeng, I’m sure that you know who I am by now. I am the Great God Yi Ping. I have another title and that is the Great God Pangu. I am the successor to the name of the Great God Pangu. The original Great God Pangu had long passed away and I am his reincarnation.”

He paused briefly, “Thank you for taking care of my daughter Yuqin while she is here. Soon I’m going to a place where you can’t go.”

Xuan Danfeng was trembling. She was speechless that he was actually the Great God Yi Ping and the mystical hero of the Celestial Realm. She had been Fan Yuqing’s sister for so many years and yet she did not even know that her father was actually a Great God. It was no wonder that Fan Yuqing was always acting so recklessly and she had many formidable divine skills.

He took out a transmission jade stone, “When it is time for your ascension to the Immortal Realm, let me know. I will come to aid you.”

Xuan Danfeng said quietly, “Will you forget about me?” This was something that she wanted to know very badly.

The Three-Destinies Old Man grinned, “I won’t.”

Xuan Danfeng was secretly please as she took a silent forlorn look at him. “So he didn’t forget about me after all. My little romance isn’t dead yet…”

But she quickly chuckled shyly, “Before you go, may I have all your remaining wines?” She was too awkward to say anything else.

The Three-Destinies Old Man laughed, “Of course I will give you all. But there are some special wines that may be too strong for you. I will need to write a special note first. These wines are not from the Celestial Realm and should be taken with great.”

Lie Qing laughed softly, “Why don’t we give her a title? The Goddess of Wines Danfeng?”

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “I love to.” Was this a quiet acceptance from them?

The Heaveness said quietly as she raised her fingers divine rapidly, “Before I go, I need to speak with Yuqin. In the years ahead, she may not have everything smooth sailing for her.”

The Three-Destinies Old Man nodded, “I am afraid that she may have to face the Desolate Lord Yue Lingxi and the Horizon of the Heavens herself. Alas and that good-for-nothing rascal Lu Qingyun is forever taking advantage of her…”

“This, you don’t have to worry first. Before that, I have a score to settle with you.” Lie Qing said and there was displeasure on her countenance.

The Three-Destinies Old Man smiled weakly, “Qing’Er, this isn’t a time to joke around…”

“Do you consider injuring your own daughter as a joke? In case you do not know, I have a soul link with her and I know what you have done.” Lie Qing said coolly.

The Three-Destinies Old Man’s eyes had immediately turned sheepish, “This…erm…I can explain…”

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Chapter 176: Xuan Danfeng/ Heaveness (1)

In a tavern somewhere in New Empyrean City;

The Three-Destinies Old Man was now holding onto Xuan Danfeng who was now in his embrace and they were now lying in bed together.

Xuan Danfeng looked at the noble looking youthful looking man that was in front of her as she smiled, “You are really not an old man. I’m not wrong about you. Just who are you exactly?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man sighed softly, “I’m sorry. I can’t tell you just yet.”

“Are you bored? Why did you disguise yourself as an old man for? Are you too free? And this transformation profound art isn’t something that anyone has the celestial resources to do so.” Xuan Danfeng said as her eyes appraised his subtle reactions.

“I have my own difficulties.” The Three-Destinies Old Man sighed softly as he recalled the events that had taken place in the past few days.

Everything moved too hastily and was hazy for him.

They had spent several days of their time drinking and were just chatting about trivial things. Half the time was about the Divine Fragrance Tournament and another half of the time of the Divine Fragrance Tournament was about how a good-for-nothing cultivator Lu Qingyun was.

Xuan Danfeng had no idea why the Three-Destinies Old Man seemed to hold a prejudice against Lu Qingyun and she did not dare to tell him that she was actually acquainted with him.

Eventually they had drink too much and got carried away. That was the reason why they were now holding onto each other. However they did not particular do anything because the Three-Destinies Old Man had stopped at the last minute when he saw her chastity mark on her forearm.

“You are still a chaste maiden?!” He was startled.

“What? You think that I am a loose maiden instead just because I’m hooking up to you?” Xuan Danfeng chuckled.

“No…” Although he had given his reply but the Three-Destinies Old Man did not believe his eyes.

And that was why they were now holding onto each other and not doing anything.

Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “Come with me to my hideout. Let me know you my sisters.”

“Your sisters?” The Three-Destinies Old Man asked curiously.

“Yes. They are my family. Don’t you want to know more about myself? Are you shy?” Xuan Danfeng gave him a teasing look.

“Alright then but I will be going in my old man form.” The Three-Destinies Old Man said after hesitating briefly.

“Good! All my sisters are also saintesses. Heehee.”

Three-Destinies Old Man frowned lightly, “There aren’t so many saintesses in New Empyrean City. In fact, I don’t think there is any seventh realm cultivator except for you and another.”

“Another? There is another seventh realm expert in New Empyrean City?” Xuan Danfeng asked curiously.

The Three-Destinies Old Man had quickly realized that he had leaked too much and quickly corrected himself, “The another person is me naturally.”

“Oh heehee!”

“Is Xiaofeng your real name?” He asked curiously.

“If you don’t tell me your real name, why should I tell you my real name?” She hummed unhappily.

The Three-Destinies Old Man: …

Xuan Danfeng smiled to the Three Destinies Old Man as they approached the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse, “This is my hideout and where my sisters are.”

The Three Destinies Old Man took a look at the place and said, “This place looks expensive. You didn’t ask me here just so you can have someone to pay the expensive tab for you, right? Let me say in advance first, I have no money.”

Xuan Danfeng giggled, “Of course not. I will never do such things.” But behind her back, she had secretly crossed her fingers. She added further with a lovely smile, “I am a good person.”

The Three Destinies Old Man took another look at her before he said, “Alright. I believe you.”

Xuan Danfeng chuckled before she said, “You know. My two sisters are weirdoes. Just ignore them and stick closely with me if you see or hear anything funny from them, alright? Especially when you are such an ugly old man now.”

The Three Destinies Old Man muttered, “I may be an old man but I am not ugly…”

“There are another two weirdoes here. Normally they won’t talk to any strangers or show up. If you see them, don’t look at them directly. They may have beautiful appearances but they have the heart of a demoness. So be wary of them.”

The Three Destinies Old Man secretly thought, “No wonder you are a weirdo as well since all your friends are also weirdoes.”

But of course this, he had said it only in his mind and he was careful not to let her know.

“Alright. From this point onward, we must be careful with what we are going to say and be respectful. They have sharp ears and there are formidable defensive celestial arrays around here.” Xuan Danfeng warned him.

The Three Destinies Old Man had suddenly turned ashen and he was trembling. It was because he had suddenly noticed that there was an invisible profound force that was rippling around this place. Most cultivators would never be able to detect it but he was not an ordinary cultivator.

All of a sudden he was curious about this place and said, “This place may be interesting after all.”

Xuan Danfeng walked him into the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse.

Strangely enough, the stewards seemed to treat them as invisibles and continued on their way.

The Three Destinies Old Man were secretly startled that many of the stewards seemed to be high level cultivators that were between the third and fourth realm level. “Why are there so many high level cultivators serving as humble stewards in this place. What is this place and who is Xuan Xiaofeng?”

As he followed Xuan Danfeng to the fourth level, there were many more of the high level cultivators and they were all fourth realm cultivators.

By now, the Three Destinies Old Man was completely astonished. It was because the martial might of this small place could easily be comparable to any of the four powerhouses of New Empyrean City!

Soon, they were entered through a beautiful entrance with many colorful scented curtains and an astonishing beautiful maiden was seen reading a book.

This astonishing beautiful maiden had an annoyed look on her as she stared coldly at Xuan Danfeng and the Three-Destinies Old Man, “You are not supposed to bring anyone to this place. Have you forgotten about our rule?”

Xuan Danfeng immediately chuckled, “If she can bring him here, why can’t I?”

“He is different. He is one of us.” The astonishing beautiful maiden said coldly. “Just who is he?”

The Three Destinies Old Man had quickly appraised this astonishing beautiful maiden faint profound aura and was astonished that she was in the seventh realm sacred saint level.

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “She is my Sister Saintess Feng and he is the Three-Destinies Old Man.”

Feng Minyue said coldly, “You only know his celestial alias and you dare to bring him here? I can’t believe it.”

Xuan Danfeng laughed.

Although it seemed that Feng Minyue was rebuking Xuan Danfeng but Xuan Danfeng did not mind. This was typical of Feng Minyue and moreover Xuan Danfeng actually had a higher status in the Nine Celestial Realm than Feng Minyue.

Feng Minyue had curiously put down her book as she appraised the Three-Destinies Old Man. For Xuan Danfeng to bring a man here, this old man must be a most unusual person. So she asked, “How did you know him?”

Xuan Danfeng laughed delightfully, “You won’t believe it but he has a lot of heavenly wines on him. Unfortunately for you, I’ve already finished most of it.”

Feng Minyue frowned lightly, “You didn’t happen to lose your chastity or whatever in your drinking session, am I right?”

“Of course not!” Xuan Danfeng quickly said but she was actually thinking. “Well, almost…”

She quickly asked, “Did anything interesting gossips happened while I’m not around?”

Feng Minyue said casually, “There are now two good-for-nothing cultivators in New Empyrean City. One is Lu Qingyun who rides his way to the trial tournament completion with the help of three maidens. The other one is Ling Chong who marries up to a golden celestial Qiuxiang Huan. The two of them are indeed brothers.”

“Isn’t that great?” Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “Two good-for-nothing brothers.”

All of a sudden the Three-Destinies Old Man sighed softly before he said solemnly, “So the Heaveness is indeed here. Lie Qing is also here…”

Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng had suddenly turned ashen. It was because no one was supposed to know that the Great Goddess Heaveness was here.

The minute that the Three-Destinies Old Man had entered this place, he already knew that the Heaveness was in this place. Although she could conceal her profound aura with celestial arrays, making divine sense impossible to search for her but all concealing celestial arrays had a weakness; against a high level cultivator that was inside the concealing array, the celestial array would no longer serve its original purpose.

It was impossible for the Three-Destinies Old Man to use his divine sense to find the Heaveness and he had to rely on foot to walk into every place in New Empyrean City in order to unravel her concealing celestial array.

But once he did walk into the place where the Heaveness was, it was impossible for him not to know that she was here. Likewise, the minute that he had entered the place, the Heaveness and the Heavenly Temptress had already known that he was here.

The Three-Destinies Old Man sighed heavily as he looked at Xuan Danfeng, “I know who you are now. You are Xuan Danfeng and she is Feng Minyue…”

Xuan Danfeng was startled, “How did you know?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man said quietly, “I have heard that my daughter has four good friends. They are Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue, Ye Jing and Mu Huiyin. Her two best friends are Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng.”

Xuan Danfeng took a step back in disbelief as she stammered, “You…are…her father?!”

Even Feng Minyue had dropped her book and she was trembling.

An alluring voice echoed to the room, “Why did you come here for? Go away!” It was the voice of the Heaveness.

The Three-Destinies Old Man had suddenly sped away to the source of the voice, “Lingfeng, please hear me out…”

Xuan Danfeng was trembling. It was because her short romance had been shattered. She was now confused and lost.

But she quickly composed herself to say, “I…I am going up.”

Feng Minyue called out after her, “Danfeng no please…”

But it was already too late. Xuan Danfeng had already disappeared from the room.

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Chapter 175: Qiuxiang Huan’s Wedding

The Flying Armament Sect;

Today was the grand wedding of Young Master Ling Chong of the Flying Armament Sect and Qiuxiang Huan the Young Mistress of the Clear Sky Pavilion.

This was not an engagement ceremony as originally planned but had become a grand wedding between two of the most prominent young celestials in New Empyrean City.

The numbers of celestial dignities were in the thousands and today the Flying Armament Sect was bustling.

All the grand elders of the Heavens Ridge Villa were all presented, including Lu Qingyun, Yin Shisi and Leng Qiuyue.

When Qiuxiang Huan had made her appearance, almost all the celestials were startled that she was actually a golden celestial and that her golden eyes were beaming beautifully.

Many were gasping, “Qiuxiang Huan is actually a golden celestial?”

“When did she attain as a fifth realm expert?”

“This is most astonishing…”

“Young Master Ling Chong is only a fourth realm cultivator while his consort is a fifth realm cultivator…”

“I envy Ling Chong…”

“I look down on him…”

“Qiuxiang Huan is so beautiful…”

“Alas. One of the top beauties and most elegant maiden is going to get marry today…”

Qiuxiang Huan was smiling beautiful and she was accompanied by Ling Chong, Ling Xiu, Shangguan Furong and Qiuxiang Hanyu.

When they saw Lu Qingyun, they moved hastily to greet him.

Lu Qingyun was with Lie Xingyuan and Leng Qiuyue when they saw Qiuxiang Huan walking hastily to them.

As Lie Xingyuan had not fully recovered from her injuries, Lu Qingyun had accompanied her and did not mingle with the other celestials. For some unknown reason, Lu Qingyun thought that the other celestials were looking at him with a disdainful look even though he thought that he had shook off his good-for-nothing cultivator image.

As for Leng Qiuyue, she had always been a lone figure and did not like to mix with anyone. Therefore she was sticking with Lu Qingyun and Lie Xingyuan.

Qiuxiang Huan smiled warmly as she saw Lu Qingyun, Lie Xingyuan and Leng Qiuyue before she greeted, “Brother Qingyun, Maiden Qiuyue. How are you?”

“Brother Qingyun?” Lu Qingyun muttered.

“Since you are the brother of my man, naturally you are also my brother now.” Qiuxiang Huan smiled. “From now onward, we are one family now.”

Lu Qingyun smiled awkwardly, “Yes, yes…”

Ling Chong greeted Lu Qingyun excitingly, “Brother Qingyun!”

Ling Xiu smiled shyly, “Brother Qingyun…”

“Big Brother Qingyun!” Qiuxiang Hanyu chuckled delightfully.

Lu Qingyun and Leng Qiuyue quickly greeted everyone before Lu Qingyun hastily said, “My master won’t be able to attend the wedding today as she has something on with Fragrance Herald Shen. However, she has a gift for the two of you and she specially asks me to hand it over personally.”

Ling Chong laughed, “I wonder what it is?”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “I actually have no idea at all.”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled as she looked adorably at Ling Chong, “Why don’t we open it up and we’ll know?”

After the Divine Fragrance tournament had ended, Qiuxiang Huan had confessed to Ling Chong everything what had expected recently and told him that she did not deserve him. However Ling Chong had blamed it upon himself instead.

In the end, they had found a soul mate in each other and had changed the engagement to a wedding ceremony instead.

In their eyes, they had only each other now.

As Qiuxiang Huan opened the box, she was gasping softly.

Even Ling Chong was dumbfounded. It was because contained inside the small box were two Divine Profound Pills!

Even Shangguan Furong, Yin Shisi, Qiuxiang Hanyu, Lie Xingyuan and Leng Qiuyue were all equally astonished.

Qiuxiang Huan quickly closed the box and was gasping, “This is too precious. Sect Leader Qin is too generous…”

Ling Chong was trembling and he could not believe his eyes. He had been wondering for the past few days how he was going to catch up in his cultivation with Qiuxiang Huan now that he knew that she was a golden celestial.

Lu Qingyun smiled, “My master has always been generous. She says you will be pleased with it.” From the fresh sniff of these Divine Profound Pills, Lu Qingyun knew that Qin Keqin must have secretly made these pills herself.

He secretly sighed, “She has probably failed a dozen of the Divine Profound Pills before succeeding on these two…”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled as she looked at Leng Qiuyue and Lu Qingyun, “So when are the two of you going to follow our footsteps?”

Lu Qingyun was suddenly startled by her question and he was stammering, “Erm, that isn’t going to happen…”

Even Leng Qiuyue was flushing as she said quickly, “I’m going to the Heavenly Fragrance Villa soon. We won’t meet again…”

But she was interrupted by Qiuxiang Huan with a cheeky smile, “After you have become a golden celestial, you can always quit the Heavenly Fragrance Villa to look for Brother Qingyun.”

Leng Qiuyue was secretly flushing. This was actually her secret plan and no one was supposed to know that she had this intention. It would be a terrible thing if this was leak out and the Heavenly Fragrance Villa would have second thoughts about wasting their celestial resources on her.

Shangguan Furong laughed softly, “You will really let him go? After you have kissed him in front of everyone that day?”

Leng Qiuyue: …

Even Yin Shisi was saying coolly, “If I were you, I will not let him go.”

Leng Qiuyue, Lu Qingyun: …

Lu Qingyun quickly cut in with an awkward laugh, “Haha. It isn’t what you think that day is. To be honest, I am actually a good-for-nothing playboy. It is better that the decent maidens keep their distance from me.”

Yin Shisi laughed, “Isn’t it better this way? To be honest, I like honest playboy than a dishonest playboy.”

Lu Qingyun almost fainted on the spot when he had heard her.

Even Lie Xingyuan was startled by the boldness of her ‘junior sister’. She quickly said, “Let’s don’t tease them anymore. We should tease the groom and the bride today instead.”

Ling Chong and Qiuxiang Huan were laughing jovially as they averted their eyes.

Everyone was secretly looking at their group curiously.

It was rumored that they were all bitter rivals at one time but now they were all laughing and chatting together?

And what exactly happened to Qiuxiang Huan after Shen Yufeng had called her for a personal talk?

And now Qiuxiang Huan was now a golden celestial?

It was too perplexing to many of the guests!

Fairy Ling Xiu looked up to Lu Qingyun as she said quietly, “Brother Qingyun, I’m so sorry. I am afraid that I can’t go to the Moon Demon Forest with you.” And her eyes had turned red when she had said that.

Lu Qingyun nodded. It was not unexpected. After all, she was the young mistress of the Flying Armament Sect and not just an ordinary core protégé.

Ling Chong explained, “My sister had actually pleaded with my father to let her go but my father strongly refused to. I hope that Brother Qingyun will not fault my sister for upholding her promise.”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “Of course I won’t. In fact, I feel better that Sister Ling Xiu is in safe hands.”

He turned to look at Ling Xiu, “This expedition trip to the Moon Demon Forest may be dangerous. So I really hope that you can stay put here. In fact today, I am trying to persuade you not to go.”

Ling Xiu lowered her melancholy glances, “Then I hope that Brother Qingyun you will return safe and sound, alright? I will wait for you. If you don’t return then I will be your widow forever.”

Lu Qingyun: …

Ling Chong, Qiuxiang Huan, Qiuxiang Hanyu, Shangguan Furong, Yin Shisi, Leng Qiuyue, Leng Qiuyue and Leng Xingyuan were all shocked that Ling Xiu would actually make a pledge to remain a widow for Lu Qingyun’s sake.

Fairy Ling Xi actually liked Lu Qingyun too? These were the thoughts that had flashed in their mind.

Lu Qingyun did not know what to say to her so he said whatever had come to his mind, “I will surely be back. So do not worry. Even if I don’t, there will always be a better man than me.”

“There are no others that are better than you.” Ling Xiu looked at him shyly before she excused herself hastily.

Lu Qingyun: …

At the Heavens Ridge Villa, Qin Keqin was conversing in secret via the transmission array with Feng Minyue.

“Did you say that Xuan Danfeng has been missing for a few days now? She has been kidnapped or what?” Qin Keqin asked curiously.

Feng Minyue shook her head, “She is alright. She is in the city. I saw her with an old man and they were chatting happily.”

Qin Keqin frowned softly, “I didn’t know that she has this type of fetish. Just ignore her. When she is done playing, she will come back.”

Feng Minyue said quietly, “I’m a little worried about her. She is behaving quite strangely lately.”

“She is always strange.” Qin Keqin chuckled. “Is there anything else?”

Feng Minyue said, “This one is more serious and it comes from the Southern Valiant Arms Sect. They are on a verge of uniting the Northern Valiant Arms Sect. Once the unification is completed, the Valiant Arms Divine Realm may turn its attention upon us.”

Qin Keqin nodded slowly, “This new Grandmaster of the Southern Valiant Arms Sect seems extremely ambitious. It is not a secret that he aims to unite the nine patriarch clans into an alliance to fight against the three dark divine realms.”

“His name is Saint Gao Tianshou. It is rumored that he has a lucky occurrence in the Endless Abyssal Sea and he had attained the sacred saint level as a result. Since then, he had been gathering the fighters of the Nine Celestial Fraternity into his banner. And now, it seems that he is about to unite the Valiant Arms Divine Realm once more into a complete realm.” Feng Minyue said.

“He is really a charismatic leader…” Qin Keqin said quietly.

“Shall we make preparations to go back?” Feng Minyue asked.

Qin Keqin hesitated for a while before she said quietly, “Let me think about it for a while first.”

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Chapter 174: Moon Demon Forest’s Secrets

Qiuxiang Huan had indeed given a true accounting of the events leading to her first meeting of Yue Lingxi and how they had cheated by suppressing their cultivation level with a secret mystic pill of the Clear Sky Pavilion.

She had even surrendered the Sky Heaven Lithe battle garb to Shen Yufeng.

When she had done with her accounting, Feng Xiaoxiao nodded lightly to Shen Yufeng.

Unknown to the others, Feng Xiaoxiao was a practitioner of the Listening Heart Intricate Skill and she was capable of listening to the heart beat of the others. When she had nodded to Shen Yufeng, it was an indication that Qiuxiang Huan was indeed telling the truth.

Shen Yufeng merely said, “It is only because of Supremacy Yin and Lu Qingyun that I am letting you off today. Do you know what you are supposed to do from now on?”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled that she was spared as she looked at Lu Qingyun and Yin Shisi before she said quietly, “I will make amends to my two benefactors here.”

“Good, you may go now.” Shen Yufeng said.

Qiuxiang Mei also added quietly as she gave a humble bow, “I will also make amends too…”

“Shisi…” Qiuxiang Mei muttered, “I hope that you can forgive me.”

Yin Shisi smiled, “We are family so there is nothing to forgive. Let’s go.”

When Qiuxiang Huan, Qiuxiang Mei and Yin Shisi had left, Shen Yufeng said to Qin Keqin. “Great Benefactor, why don’t you keep this Sky Heaven Lithe battle garb? I believe that it fits you and it will be terrible if this falls into the wrong hands.”

Qin Keqin nodded as she took the Sky heaven Lithe. “Thank you. This armor is really exquisite. I’m going to love it.”

With a weak smile, she quietly said to Shen Yufeng. “Now you can tell me what is going on in the Moon Demon Forest?”

Shen Yufeng took a quick look at Feng Xiaoxiao and Tang Xuefeng before she said quietly, “This is supposed to be a secret and we are not supposed to tell anyone. But because Great Benefactor is one of us, I guess that we can tell you.”

Lu Qingyun quickly said, “In that case, I will take my leave first.”

Shen Yufeng smiled, “Senior Qingyun is also one of us too. You can stay.”

Lu Qingyun muttered, “I am not any senior…”

“Alright then,” Shen Yufeng said gravely. With a soft sigh she said quietly. “Several months ago, we chanced upon an ancient ruin deep inside the Moon Demon Forest. This ancient ruin was so old that it pre-dated the history of the ancient celestials.”

Qin Keqin smiled, “How do you know how old it is?”

“There is a protective celestial array inside this ancient ruin and it defies our current cultivation knowledge. Rather than say that it is a protective celestial array that prevents it, it is more like a celestial array that seems to design to keep the golden celestials out.”

Shen Yufeng stole a glance at Tang Xuefeng as she continued, “This celestial array has a double layer of defense. The first layer is a formidable array that we have never seen the like of it before and it took eight of our most formidable golden celestials to crack it. Or rather, Xuefeng is the genius one that managed to crack it. I will say that in the entire Nine Celestial Realm and even the Celestial Realm, there is no one that can crack celestial arrays like her.”

Tang Xuefeng had a thin flush as she smiled, “I have the assistance of my other sisters. It is a team effort rather than wholly my own.”

“Xuefeng you are too modest.” Shen Yufeng looked at her with a proud smile.

Even Qin Keqin had to admit that Tang Xuefeng was a genius in reading celestial arrays. Even though she could not see the movements of the celestial energies in the celestial array like the Nine Celestial Goddess Ye Jing but she could easily predict how the celestial array works and even warn the rest ahead.

This was a fact that Qin Keqin had known when she was in the Heavenly Fragrance Villa. Tang Xuefeng was truly a genius of the geniuses. There were no celestial arrays and sword formations that she could not forget about taking a look and she would readily offer a solution to dismantle it.

This group of cultivators from the Heavenly Fragrance Villa, Shen Yufeng, Tang Xuefeng, Feng Xiaoxiao were the most brilliant geniuses of the heavenly Fragrance Villa. It was rumored that Shen Yufeng would be the next Heavenly Fragrance Princess and that Tang Xuefeng and Feng Xiaoxiao would also be promoted to the positions of the Right and Left Herald Guardians respectively in the future as well. The Right Herald Guardian and the Left Herald Guardian were second to only the Heavenly Fragrance Princess.

Even Zhao Riyue and Zhao Xingye were also the young genius protégés of the Heavenly Fragrance Villa. They had the most unusual abilities that made them stronger than anyone of their level.

Qin Keqin did not know the names of the two protégés that were with Shen Yufeng but she knew that they had to be exceptional capable in order to accompany Shen Yufeng on this trip. The other two protégés look extremely young and they kept mostly to themselves.

She thought, “So Xingyuan and Qiuyue are both going to be a core protégé of Shen Yufeng. They will surely be in good hands. With so many geniuses to guide the two of them, their advancements will surely be faster than my Yun’Er. Maybe I should put him under the demonic training of Minyue and Danfeng? They definitely have more experiences guiding a disciple than I.”

Her brief thoughts were quickly interrupted by Shen Yufeng who added, “But that is only the first layer of defense. The first layer of defense requires the profound strength several golden celestials to create an opening. However the second layer of defense is a little mysterious. No matter how hard we have tried, we are still unable to succeed in breaking into it. It is like it is purposely designed to prevent golden celestials from entering.”

“How should I put it?” Shen Yufeng said softly, “The stronger our profound strength is the harder for us to take a step into the celestial array. Several of our golden celestials are even injured by the celestial array. The higher their realms are, the more severe are their injuries.”

Qin Keqin was startled as she took a look at Lu Qingyun who was also listening with interest.

“Xuefeng therefore concluded that we need someone who is of a lower realm to enter the celestial array. Indeed she is right. In fact, anyone who is a golden celestial is unable to enter into the ancient ruins.”

Shen Yufeng sighed softly, “This is indeed the most baffling. These two conditions virtually contradict each other. Moreover the one that had created this celestial array must really be a powerful cultivator. We can conclude it by the strength of the celestial array. Even after so many years had passed, the celestial array remains as strong as ever.”

Tang Xuefeng nodded as she said, “Actually I have just recently deciphered the name of this celestial formation. It is called the Pangu Suppressing Arrays.”

She inhaled slowly before adding, “It took me some time to find it out from some ancient records that this Pangu Suppressing Arrays is rumored to have been created by the Ancient Great God Pangu.”

Shen Yufeng said, “We think that this ancient ruin may have the remnants of the heavenly relics and even sacred heavenly relics to make into divine swords. That is why we are willing to pay a heavy price to enter into this ancient ruin.”

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes before she asked, “But I don’t understand why you need several hundreds of cultivators to enter the ancient ruin with you? Isn’t it like sharing the finding? I will rather have all the loot to myself.”

Shen Yufeng smiled, “That is the most cunning part about this celestial array. The second portion of the celestial array will require the profound strength of many cultivators to fill in order to neutralize it. Although we do want to have all the treasures to ourselves but we simply do not have so many strong cultivators.”

Feng Xiaoxiao chuckled, “Please allow me to interrupt. We will need at least four hundred fourth realm cultivators in order to neutralize the profound power of the celestial array.”

Lu Qingyun was startled. It would only mean that this Pangu Suppressing Arrays is actually an extremely massive celestial array.

Qin Keqin shrugged her shoulders as she murmured incoherently to herself, “Is there a need to go through all these troubles. Just ask the Great God Pangu himself to neutralize his own Pangu Suppressing Arrays. I am sure my old man will have a way.”

Shen Yufeng looked at Qin Keqin curiously, “Great Benefactor, you are saying something?”

Even Feng Xiaoxiao, Tang Xuefeng and Lu Qingyun were all looking at her curiously.

Qin Keqin chuckled, “Nothing. I’m just talking to myself.”

Shen Yufeng quickly said, “I understand that this expedition may be too dangerous for Senior Qingyun. Therefore he can give it a miss but I will still give him the Divine Profound Pill. After all, we may have more than enough cultivators to enter the ancient ruin.”

Lu Qingyun smiled as he said firmly, “Actually I do want to go to the Demon Moon Forest. It is a perfect opportunity for me to prove myself even more. Even though I’ve performed well in the Divine Fragrance Tournament, I shouldn’t have rested on my laurels.”

Qin Keqin, Shen Yufeng, Tang Xuefeng and Feng Xiaoxiao were all looking at one another and they seemed to be thinking of the same thing. When did he perform so well? He was overcoming the trials with the help of Qian Jingjing, Leng Qiuyue and Ling Xiu.

Lu Qingyun was laughing softly as he stole a glance at Qin Keqin while thinking, “Keqin must be so proud of me now that I am no longer a good-for-nothing cultivator.”

Elsewhere outside New Empyrean City, in the deep recess of the great mountains;

A frail and beautiful maiden had crumbled weakly in a cave.

She was Yue Lingxi and her injuries were not light.

Her opponents had used the trial to sap away half of her profound strength before fighting her. If it was not for that, she may not lose to Qin Keqin.

She was a little perplexed now. Who was this Qin Keqin?

How did she know the divine skills of her most hated enemies?

The Absolute Defense Divine Skill of the Great Goddess Fantian was her secret unique divine skill and it was impossible for anyone to know. Moreover there was also the Mystic Stratosphere Skill of the Great Goddess Alice which was only known to her.

Yue Lingxi was trembling and her heart was aching.

It was because she had sought the Horizon of the Heavens after a long time and had finally found it. But she was first betrayed by Master Inverse Chaos and then she had it stolen by Lu Qingyun.

She simply could not believe that Lu Qingyun could take the Horizon of the Heavens from her profound grip and had even divine harmonized with the Horizon of the Heavens.

“Who are you and what exactly are you…Lu Qingyun…”

She was shocked beyond words when she saw that the annihilating fire that was formed from Lu Qingyun’s profound strength could even injured Qin Keqin. How was a fourth realm expert able to injure a seventh realm great saintess?

At that time she did not stop to think over the situation but had seized the opportunity to flee. She had always had a strong sense of danger sense and knew that if she did not flee first, she may even lose her life.

She was definitely unable to fight Lu Qingyun with her divine harmonized Horizon of the Heavens in his hand…

“To think that I have really underestimated him. I swear to the Great Beyond that I will pursue him to the ends of the heavens for his treachery against me…”

Slowly she closed her eyes and fell into a deep sleep.

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Chapter 173: The End of the Tournament (2)

The Three-Destinies Old Man was now speeding through the mountain vicinities to search for ‘Yue Lingling’. It was because he had suddenly realized there was no sight of her anywhere when the tournament had ended.

“How did she manage to sneak away? She is really an escape artist…”

“Alas, I must be distracted by that Xuan Xiaofeng. She keeps talking nonstop…”

“Is she in cahoots with Yue Lingling?!”

He was suddenly frowning. They were too cunning!

He had suddenly realized that he had fallen into their honey trap and that Xuan Xiaofeng was there to distract him. It was impossible for a mysterious seventh realm expert to appear in this place. Why did he not think of that?

Now it was already too late.

“Xuan Xiaofeng, if I see you again I will surely…”

“What? You are missing me already?” It was the beautiful chuckle of Xuan Danfeng as she had made her way to him. “For an old man, you sure can really run fast.”

The Three-Destinies Old Man was perplexed. She had actually dared to appear in front of him?!

If he did not torture her or to force her to tell him the whereabouts of Yue Lingxi, he was not the Great God Yi Ping!

So he said coldly, “You have actually dared to show your face in front of me.”

Xuan Danfeng smiled as she asked curiously, “Is there something wrong with my face? You have sped off so hastily so I have a hard time trying to catch up with you. You know, my lightless movement skill isn’t weak but yours are much more superior to me. How is it even possible?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man: …

She was still faking in front of him?!

So he said rudely, “I am looking for that earlier Yue Lingling. If it is not for you, she will not have escaped. If I don’t teach you a lesson then you will think that I am a fool.”

Xuan Danfeng: ???

“What do you mean?” Xuan Danfeng asked curiously. “So you like that Maiden Yue Lingling and you are blaming me now for losing sight of her?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man said weakly, “Who says I like that Maiden Yue Lingling? You are spurting rubbish.”

“Then why is your face so red?”

“Have you forgotten that we have been drinking? You really think that I am a young man that will actually flush?” The Three-Destinies Old Man growled.

“It is no wonder why you are so focused on watching the tournament. It is because you are interested in her.” Xuan Danfeng said with an annoyed look.

The Three-Destinies Old Man said bitterly, “She may be an enemy of mine. I need to see her face.”

“You are just cooking an excuse to go after her, am I right?” Xuan Danfeng said coldly.

The Three-Destinies Old Man: …

Yue Lingxi had the Horizon of the Heavens. This desolate immortal artefact must not fall into the wrong hands or it would be a calamity for the Celestial Realm and even the Immortal Realm. Therefore he had to find the Horizon of the Heavens.

To him, Yue Lingxi was a lower priority threat then the Horizon of the Heavens now.

“I think that you are in cahoots with her, right? Or you won’t appear so conveniently.” The Three-Destinies Old Man said coldly as he stared at Xuan Danfeng.

Xuan Danfeng was startled, “What are you talking about? You have been babbling about things that I don’t understand. If you don’t like me, you don’t have to say so many nasty things to me. I get it now. You don’t like me. Do you know that I was so worried when you had suddenly stormed off earlier just like that?”

With a soft huff, Xuan Danfeng had stormed off.

The Three-Destinies Old Man was startled as he stammered, “Not that…I was talking about my enemy and not you…wait…”

“Xiaofeng, please wait…hear me out first…”

But Xuan Danfeng was already miles already in a few blinks of an eye and she had vanished into the mountains.

The Three-Destinies Old Man began to look left and right. Left was to continue to search for Yue Lingling while right was to look for Xuan Xiaofeng.

In the end, he found himself taking a step to the right…

In the audience hall of the Heavens Ridge Villa, a group of cultivators were having a closed-door meeting.

Shen Yufeng was now looking coldly at Qiuxiang Huan and Qiuxiang Mei while Qin Keqin and Lu Qingyun were also in the hall.

Behind Shen Yufeng were Feng Xiaoxiao and Tang Xuefeng.

Shen Yufeng said coldly, “Qiuxiang Mei, Qiuxiang Huan. How dare you cheat in the trial tournament!”

She lifted her finger at Qiuxiang Huan, “You are actually a golden celestial and yet you are pretending to be otherwise.”

Qiuxiang Huan had turned pale immediately as she hastily bowed to her knees as she stammered, “I am wrong. Please let my mother consort off. I will take full responsibility for it.”

Shen Yufeng hummed coldly, “Take full responsibility? Can you? In order to win, you have even conspired with a desolate cultivator? Don’t tell me that you really do not know who that Yue Lingxi is?”

Qiuxiang Huan was stammering, “She is a desolate cultivator?! I…really do not know. How is it possible?” She really did not know. Desolate cultivators were too rare in-between in the Nine Celestial Fraternity and mostly existed in the stuff of legends.

“The punishment for conspiring with a desolate cultivator is the extermination of your entire clan.” Shen Yufeng said coldly.

When she had said that, even Qiuxiang Mei had fallen to her knees and Qiuxiang Huan had almost fainted on the spot.

Qiuxiang Huan took a pleading look at Shen Yufeng before she pointed a finger at Lu Qingyun, “Then what about him? Yue Lingxi is his sister.”

Lu Qingyun had almost forgotten about it and he was looking sheepish.

Shen Yufeng took a secret look at Lu Qingyun as she thought, “Actually Lu Qingyun is also a desolate cultivator but I’ve promised the Great Saintess Fan to keep it a secret…”

So she said coldly, “That is another matter. As for him, I will deal with him later. But for you and your Qiuxiang Clan, your punishment is death.”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled weakly, “I guess that this is what I have deserved…”

Lu Qingyun had suddenly stepped forward to say, “I believe in her. That Yue Lingxi is really too cunning. We should give Qiuxiang Huan a second chance. Moreover…”

He smiled weakly, “It is true that I have concealed the fact that I had met her in the Red Death Valley.” He sighed softly. “If it is not for me, Qiuxiang Huan will not have met her.”

Before coming here, he had told Shen Yufeng and Qin Keqin what had actually happened inside. At that time he did not tell them was because he did not know how to explain such a most bizarre thing that had happened to him.

Qiuxiang Huan looked quietly at Lu Qingyun and was secretly startled that Lu Qingyun had actually stepped in to plead for her.

Qin Keqin rolled her eyes and said to Lu Qingyun, “Did you not hear that Fragrance Herald Shen is going to deal with you later? And you still have the mood to plead for the others?”

Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Then all the more I should plead for her. If the plead is successful then I know that I can also plead later.”

Then with a smile he looked at Qin Keqin, “I hope that master will be able to plead for me later.”

Qin Keqin chuckled softly, “Fat hope. I will first expel you and let you die alone.”

Lu Qingyun: …

He actually knew that Qin Keqin was only joking with him so he was not worried. With the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing pleading on his behalf, he would be alright. Moreover Shen Yufeng did not seem to be angry with him when he had made his confession about Yue Lingxi.

All of a sudden a mesmerizing maiden had suddenly walked into the hall and she was Yin Shisi.

Qiuxiang Huan was startled, “Great Aunt Yin…”

Qiuxiang Mei looked quietly away…

As Yin Shisi walked to Shen Yufeng and Qiuxiang Huan, she had suddenly kneed down in front of Shen Yufeng. “I am here to plead for my niece Qiuxiang Huan and sister-in-law Qiuxiang Mei.”

Both Qiuxiang Huan and Qiuxiang Mei were startled. They had never expected that Yin Shisi would actually be pleading for them today.

Shen Yufeng looked quietly at Yin Shisi. She had been here in the Heavens Ridge Villa for a month now and they had secretly become friends. She had found out that Yin Shisi was not interested in playacting or the affairs of the celestials. Moreover she also had an easy and friendly temperament.

Shen Yufeng said quietly, “Shisi, please rise.”

Then she said to Qiuxiang Huan, “On account of Supremacy Yin Shisi and Lu Qingyun, I will close an eye to this. But you must tell me everything and surrender whatever items that Yue Lingxi had given to you. I want the whole truth and if you hide anything, I will be vengeful. If you are truthful to me then I will be merciful to you. Is that understood?”

Qiuxiang Huan bowed with her head to the ground and said quietly, “I will be truthful…”

Yin Shisi said quietly to her, “Do you know that your future groom Ling Chong is now kneeling outside now for your sake?”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled, “He…doesn’t need to do that…I am the one that have let him down…”

Then she bowed her head on the ground to Yin Shisi, “Great Aunt Yin, thank you for pleading for me today. I know that I can’t have your forgiveness…”

“You are wrong.” Yin Shisi said quietly. “You are still my Huan’Er. It is good that you know the error of your ways.”

“Great Aunt Yin…” Qiuxiang Huan was trembling and she was tearful. “I…am such a badass in the past…”

“No, it isn’t your fault.” Yin Shisi took a quiet look at Qiuxiang Mei. “You have a bad mother who only teaches you how to scheme. Your potential shouldn’t be wasted in schemes but to cultivate yourself to a higher realm. But I don’t blame her. It is all my fault. I should not help my brother. If it is not for me, will your mother consort turn up to be such a bad mother to my Huan’Er?”

Qiuxiang Mei was also trembling and she had broken down in tears, “Yes, I…am…really not a good mother…”

In the meantime, the Three Destinies Old Man had managed to catch up with Xuan Danfeng and he saw that she was leaning quietly against a tree; her eyes were red and it seemed that she had just cried.

He quietly appeared before her, “Xiaofeng…”

Xuan Danfeng was startled by his sudden appearance, “Why are you here?”

She quickly turned her face away, “I must be looking very ugly right now. Don’t look at me now.”

The Three Destinies Old Man sighed softly, “No, you are a very beautiful maiden. Earlier, I am really sorry. I was really hunting for my enemy and I shouldn’t have said such harsh words to you. Will you forgive me?”

Xuan Danfeng hummed softly, “You have already hurt me twice today. I don’t want to talk to you anymore or you will think that I am so cheap.”

“Hmm, what about if I add in this heavenly wine to share with you? The name of this divine wine is the Happy Spirits Divine Wine and you can’t find it anywhere else.” The Three Destinies Old Man said quietly as he uncorked a blue crystal bottle. The aroma that was from the Happy Spirits Divine Wine was really intoxicating.

Xuan Danfeng took an interested look at the blue crystal bottle and her lips were curling into a smile but she was muttering, “Do you think that I can be bribed with a mere bottle of wine?”

“Well if you don’t want it then I shall take my leave and I shall drink alone.” And the Three Destinies Old Man had really turned around.

“Wait!” Xuan Danfeng panicky said. “Since you are so sincere, I…will accept your apologies.”

“But I want you to put that wine into my hands first. I want to sniff it first to see if it is worthy to forgive you.” She quickly added with a fluster look.

The Three Destinies Old Man laughed softly as he shook his head, “I’ve never met such an interesting maiden like you before. Here, take this.”

Xuan Danfeng grabbed the wine shyly and said, “I must warn you first. If this wine isn’t a good wine, you can forget about my forgiveness.”

The Three Destinies Old Man muttered, “It is surely a good wine or I won’t bring it along with me. I am just afraid that you may call it a bad wine just to blackmail me for more wines. Then I am really at a loss.”

“Fat chance. I will only give you one chance. If it is a bad wine then it is good bye!” Xuan Danfeng laughed cheekily.

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Chapter 172: The End of the Tournament (1)

The Three-Destinies Old Man was watching the imagery below intently and he was equally curious about the ‘surprise’ that Shen Yufeng had mentioned to the competitors.

Xuan Danfeng said unhappily, “Look at you. You are an old man already and you are still so excited about a tournament that is meant for the young cultivators? Why don’t you look at me instead?”

The Three-Destinies Old Man frowned lightly as he turned to look at her, “Precisely because I am old that I am not interested in young beauties like you.”

Xuan Danfeng: …

“You know. Do you think that I do not know that you have been staring at me?” She suddenly chuckled.

The Three-Destinies Old Man was stammering all of a sudden, “Of course not! You keep talking to me. Of course I have to return a look or two to you or you may think that I am being rude.”

“Oh really?” Xuan Danfeng laughed softly.

While they were talking, there was an invisible distortion below the sky platform; it was Yue Lingxi and she had concealed herself with her profound aura as she quickly flashed out of sight.

Normally a seventh realm expert like Xuan Danfeng would notice the tiny distortion and the Three-Destinies Old Man was also no exception. However, as they were currently chatting, they had failed to notice the tiny distortion in the trial celestial array.

There were two more tiny distortions as Shen Yufeng and Qin Keqin returned quietly to their seats.

Shen Yufeng asked, “Great Benefactor, are you alright?”

Qin Keqin smiled weakly, “This is just a little injury. Don’t let my Yun’Er knows.”

Shen Yufeng sighed softly. Qin Keqin profound strength was of the negative attribute while the annihilating fire was of the positive attribute. These two attributes had always opposed each other. Earlier when Qin Keqin was in her weakened state, her body had been afflicted by the annihilating fire and her profound veins were injured.

To think that the one that had injured the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing was actually Lu Qingyun…

Qin Keqin forced herself to look casual while repeating softly to Shen Yufeng, “Don’t let him know that he has injured me. It is not him…”

With another soft sigh, Shen Yufeng nodded.

She quickly regained her composure as she looked at the anticipating crowd before she put on an alluring smile as her voice echoed. “I did promise you all a surprise, am I right?”

She raised her hand as she dispelled the celestial array and the survivors had returned to the sky platform below.

At the same time, more than ten thousands of the ‘dead cultivators’ were also back at the sky platform. The ‘dead cultivators’ were in a state of daze as they found themselves back at the sky platform once again. Their curious gazes were soon upon the one hundred cultivators that had survived the trials.

“We are back at the sky platform now…”

“So it means that the trials have ended…”

“So who are the top celestials that have completed the trials?”

“They are over there…”

Nangong Yu nearly fainted from shock when he saw that Lu Qingyun was among the one hundred cultivators that had completed the trial. He nearly spurted blood on the spot!

Leng Qiuyue was secretly delighted when she saw that Lu Qingyun had completed the trials. “I know that he will surely be able to complete the trial.”

Ling Chong was quite stunned to see that his sister Ling Xiu was among the one hundred cultivators…

Qiuxiang Huan and Qiuxiang Hanyu had a complex look on their faces. Shangguan Furong was among the one hundred cultivators that had survived the trials but where was Yue Lingxi?

Lu Qingyun had a weird look on him right now. It was because the instant that the trials had ended and he was back to his physical body, he could feel a burning sensation on him but weirdly enough, he also had a smoothing in his soul. Since he was little, he had always felt an affinity to the burning glow of the fire and that was why he was passionate in alchemy.

“Are you alright?” Ling Xiu asked him curiously when she had suddenly noticed that Lu Qingyun seemed to be thinking about something and his attention was not on the thousands of cultivators that were looking at them.

Even Qian Jingjing had a curious look on her, “Brother Qingyun, are you well?”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “I am well. I’m just thinking about something. By the way, thank you for all the help. I am really grateful to all of you.”

Qian Jingjing shyly lowered her eyes, “I should be the one that ought to say thank you. Without you, I probably won’t be able to pass the full tournament trials.”

Ling Xiu nodded, “Same here. Brother Qingyun, your Sister Ling Xiu will never forget what you have done for me.”

Lu Qingyun laughed, “This is really nothing to put in your hearts. We are all helping one another. Without the two of you…” Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “And Qiuyue, I will never be able to pass the trials as well.”

Qian Jingjing pursed her lips, “So this is parting time now…”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “We will still be seeing one another in a month’s time at the Moon Demon Forest.”

“I have almost forgotten about that!” Qian Jingjing was suddenly spirited again as she laughed softly. “I hope that we may still have a chance to be in the same party.”

Ling Xiu interrupted shyly, “I hope so too.”

Lu Qingyun smiled, “Let’s hope so. We have a nice synergy with one another.”

His eyes were looking up the stage where Qin Keqin was as he thought, “Keqin, did you see my performance earlier? I am no longer the good-for-nothing cultivator now.”

At this moment, Shen Yufeng’s beautiful voice could be heard laughing in the ears of everyone. “I’ve actually wanted to offer myself to the trial heroes but the Heavenly Fragrance Villa has a strict rule about relationships. Therefore the surprise won’t be about me, am I right?”

Everyone: …

Lu Qingyun was muttering as he sighed softly, “She is indeed so humorous.”

“Therefore the surprise will be about you and not me.” Shen Yufeng laughed.

Everyone was leaning closely with their ears, afraid to miss out what this surprise was about.

“One of you here will be taken in to be my core protégé for your outstanding performance. This is a pleasant surprise for the lucky person and you should all be glad for that person as well.”

All of a sudden the thousands of cultivators at the tournament had a dark look and they were secretly cursing her.

There were thousands of them and Shen Yufeng was choosing only one core protégé. This was a joke on them!

The most likely candidate would be among the one hundred cultivators that had survived.

The men naturally had the most disappointed look because the Heavenly Fragrance Villa would never take in a male protégé. Men were forbidden to enter into the inner palaces of the Heavenly Fragrance Villa.

Many of the female cultivators were all looking at one another.

Was it Gongsun Ya, Fairy Ling Xiu, Shangguan Furong or Qian Jingjing? The four of them looked the most promising but many were also hopeful.

Shen Yufeng smiled as she announced, “Leng Qiuyue of the Heavens Ridge Villa, I pick you to be my core protégé. Will you accept me as your master and celestial teacher from now onward?”

During the trial, Shen Yufeng had observed that Leng Qiuyue’s natural reaction was really quick and that her cultivation foundation was really startling. That was why she had the intention to groom her into her core protégé.

Everyone was startled, including Leng Qiuyue.

The thousands of cultivators from the mountain stages and at the sky platform were all looking at Leng Qiuyue. Everyone was now muttering and was talking at the same time.

Even the grand elders of the Heavens Ridge Villa were all startled by this sudden announcement.

Ouyang Xue had a look of disbelief on her as her one time rival had the honor of joining the Heavenly Fragrance Villa as a core protégé.

Qin Keqin was blinking her eyes as she looked at Shen Yufeng, “Are you sure about it?”

The reason why most of the celestials had startled was because Leng Qiuyue was not part of the hundred cultivators that had survived and she had in fact failed during the middle of the trial.

Therefore when her name was suddenly called, Leng Qiuyue had a stunned look. She looked up to Shen Yufeng and to the direction of Shi Guanyin her master.

Shi Guanyin nodded lightly and was smiling to her.

Leng Qiuyue turned to look in the direction of Lu Qingyun and had hesitated. It was because if she choosed to be a protégé of the Heavenly Fragrance Villa, this means that she would have to leave the Heavens Ridge Villa and she would not be seeing Lu Qingyun again.

Leng Qiuyue was saying bitterly to herself, “Isn’t this my dream to join the Patriarch Clan one day? Now that I have the chance, why am I hesitating?”

“Senior brother’s cultivation is advancing faster than I. If I stay in the Heavens Ridge Villa, he will surely shake me far behind and I will have no hope of ever catching up with him. I do want to be a golden celestial and if I stay in the Heavens Ridge Villa, I don’t know if it is possible.”

With a firm voice and raising her hands to bow at the same time, “Your protégé Qiuyue greets my Master Shen.”

Lu Qingyun had a blank look on him as he muttered to himself, “Qiuyue is leaving and so is Xingyuan…”

Over the past few months, he had actually regarded them as his friends from the bottom of his heart. There was a sense of loss when he had thought that they were actually leaving for good and he could not describe this feeling of loss. This was the second time that he had felt in this manner. The first time was when his old master had passed away.

Shen Yufeng chuckled softly, “Good!”

With another chuckle, she added. “Naturally that is not the only surprise that I have for all the victorious competitors. The real surprise will be at the Moon Demon Forest. However as the place is dangerous, please say your proper farewell first before you come. Don’t say I’ve never warn you.”

All one hundred of the victorious cultivators, including Lu Qingyun did not know whether to laugh or cry when they had heard her humorous remark.

Some of them were thinking, “Is she serious?”

“She sounds serious…”

“I have got a very bad feeling about this…”

Shen Yufeng smiled, “The real trial is at the Moon Demon Forest. So you have better prepared well. If you don’t want the Divine Profound Pill, you can choose not to come. There won’t be another such a good opportunity to obtain the Divine Profound Pill next time.”

Qin Keqin was looking at her quietly as she pondered, “This is too fishy. There must be something that is going on there. I must ask her later…”

All of a sudden Shen Yufeng’s profound aura had turned extremely cold as she swept her gaze over to the sky platform below. She said with a soft yet cold and audible echo that could be heard by everyone, “Qiuxiang Huan, I will like to have a little word with you.”

Qiuxiang Huan was startled and she had immediately turned ashen…

Ling Chong was also startled as he quickly walked to her, “Huan, what is going on?”

Qiuxiang Huan smiled weakly, “Don’t ask please.”

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Chapter 171: Battle of the Titans (2)

Yue Lingxi smiled coldly, “You know what. I’ve actually know the weakness of your Absolute Defense Skill. Although it is formidable but it is largely dependable on the practitioner’s profound strength. You may be able to deflect my unique technique earlier but once I’ve combined it with my Horizon of the Heavens, you will be helpless.”

She curled a smile as she added, “And the main weakness of your Absolute Defense Skill is that it is not usable with any weapons. So are you going to use your flute or your bare hands against me?”

Qin Keqin smiled, “Make a guess.” But inside her, she was cursing. “She really knows my secret skill inside out.”

Yue Lingxi said coolly, “However, I will give you an option. Surrender to me the Tranquil Mysteries Flute and I will let you off. This, I will give you the promise in the name of the Great Beyond.”

Qin Keqin swung her flute and replied, “I refuse you.” With that her white flute was suddenly echoing with an enchanting tune and faint rainbow hues were seen enveloping around it.

Yue Lingxi was secretly startled. “She has divine harmonized with the Tranquil Mysteries Flute?! Is it possible?”

All Divine weapons had a spirit entity which was called the soul of the divine weapon. When a practitioner reached oneness with the divine sword, they were be able to divine harmonize with their divine swords and the effectiveness profound power of the divine weapon would be unleashed to its full potential.

However, this was not easy to accomplish and required a long time to do so. Many took forever. Many celestial clans had a divine sword for generations and it was common for the owner of the divine sword to fail to divine harmonize with it.

This Tranquil Masteries Flute was a sacred heritage artefact of the Chaos Mysteries Citadel and other than the Desolate Lords of the Chaos Mysteries Citadel, it was almost impossible to get the Tranquil Mysteries Flute to acknowledge anyone else to be its true owner. In order to divine harmonize it, this only mean that Qin Keqin was now the true owner of the Tranquil Mysteries Flute and it was impossible to seize it.

Qin Keqin had surprised her once again.

Yue Lingxi hummed coldly, “I don’t believe that such a freak such as you will actually exist. No matter, today will be the day of your demise. I am a desolate immortal while you are just a mere seventh realm expert. Even though your profound force may be purer than most but my true cultivation level and realm is actually still above you. You are foolish to engage me.”

With that she had raised the Horizon of the Heavens as she whispered the secret desolate language of power, “Gathering Windforces of the Demonic Wolf Sword.”

As she whispered, her desolate aura began to funnel her desolate energies into a phantom that was shaped like a demonic wolf that was leaping upon her target.”

Qin Keqin did not dare to be careless. She had to use her most powerful technique now.

Immediately she had raised her flute high up as she manifold the profound power of her golden lotus divine aura to defend against the incoming phantom demonic wolf.

“Heavens as One?” Yue Lingxi chuckled. “Even if you can merge your mind, soul and weapon as one heaven but against my Horizon of the Heavens and my ultrapowerful power technique, it is completely futile.”

Qin Keqin shouted, “Heavens as One!”

Indeed just as Yue Lingxi had predicted, she was indeed using her Heavens as One.

But all of a sudden Qin Keqin’s other hand was glowing golden as she added, “Mystic Stratosphere!” A beam of white had formed from her profound energies and merged with her Heavens as One to reform into a column of white light.

“Go!” Qin Keqin had used all her remaining strength to swing her upright flute into the rushing energies of the phantom demonic wolf.

The eyes of Yue Lingxi’s were wide-opened, “Isn’t this the Goddess Celestial Alice’s secret unique technique? How did she learn it?!”

As the two profound energies collided, the space around them exploded thunderous.

Shen Yufeng was forced to take more than twenty steps back by the colliding shockwave. All she could see was a beam of white light had survived the collision and had completely dissipated the phantom demonic wolf. This beam of white light continued on its course before hitting Yue Lingxi violently, sending her to fly off and landing flat on the ground.

Yue Lingxi muttered weakly, “How did…she…learn the Mystic Stratosphere…”

The Mystic Stratosphere was the ultimate unique profound art of the Great Goddess Alice aka the Goddess Celestial Alice. She was the second divine emperor of the Immortal Realm after the Jade Emperor.

Qin Keqin panted breathlessly as she saw that her sword energies had won over her opponent’s energy technique. If her opponent had divine harmonized with her divine weapon then she may not be able to overcome her.

In this battle, she had used up all her hidden cards, forcing her to use up all her most powerful secret skills and also more than half of her profound strength. If she still cannot overcome Yue Lingxi then she really did not know what to do anymore.

Unlike Yue Lingxi who was completely fluent in her unique energy skill and could use it many times more, she was at a disadvantage. Only by overcoming Yue Lingxi’s unique energy skill and delivering a fatal strike back at her, would she be able to exhaust Yue Lingxi’s profound strength.

Yue Lingxi was struggling to stand but her body was trembling so hard that she could muster no strength. If she was not a desolate immortal with the perfect golden body then she would have been ripped completely apart by the Mystic Stratosphere.

At the same time, Qin Keqin’s Mystic Stratosphere was not as powerful as the one used by the Great Goddess Alice.

Yue Lingxi could only say bitterly, “How did you learn so many profound skills of the immortals…”

Qin Keqin replied coolly as she inhaled deeply to stabilize her profound energies, “I’m not going to tell you.”

When she was growing up, she had many Celestial Teachers such as the Heaveness, the Heavenly Temptress and the Goddess Celestial Alice. She was eight year old when she was given the choice of learning the Goddess Celestial Alice’s Mystic Stratosphere or the Heavenly Temptress’ Invincible Divine Force.

She had actually wanted to pick both but was told that she could only pick one as the attributes of the profound techniques were different. The Invincible Divine Force was a balance attribute profound force and was largely defensive while the Mystic Stratosphere was a negative attribute profound force.

After many days of indecisiveness, she had finally picked the Mystic Stratosphere profound force to cultivate as her own profound strength.

Because of the shared negative attribute of the Divine Emerald Skill and the Mystic Stratosphere, her mother consort had also taught her to cultivate the Divine Emerald Skill which was her unique skill.

Qin Keqin muttered softly, “This ends now for you. You shouldn’t be in the Celestial Realm. This is my home. Be gone.”

She had raised her white flute and imbued it with all her martial power. With Yue Lingxi on the ground now, her next strike would not miss.

As she dashed forward to land a fatal strike against Yue Lingxi, there was a disturbance in the time and space between them.

Qin Keqin was startled as she immediately took a step back as an intruder had suddenly gatecrashed into this sealed space.

“Who is this intruder?”

Even Shen Yufeng was startled that an external force was gatecrashing into the sealed space.

There was a dark distortion and immediately a handsome and tall man had suddenly stepped forward. His appearance startled Qin Keqin, Shen Yufeng and Yue Lingxi.

It was because he was Lu Qingyun!

Lu Qingyun’s eyes were closed and he seemed to be in a trance. But behind him was a faint golden flame.

Qin Keqin was startled as she gasped, “Little Yan’Er, why are you here? And why are you controlling my Yun’Er body?”

Indeed it was Yan’Er as she manifested herself through the faint golden flame aura. “Yan’Er does not know what is happening…when Yan’Er opens my eyes, I am already here…”

All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had raised his left hand toward Yue Lingxi as he muttered quietly, “This is mine.” With that the Horizon of the Heavens had suddenly left the shocked Yue Lingxi’s hand and flew into Lu Qingyun’s hand!

Even Qin Keqin was astonished as she immediately flashed forward to try to seize the Horizon of the Heavens. This Horizon of the Heavens must never be in the hands of the desolate cultivators. This would leave the fate of the Three Known Realm hanging in despair.

Lu Qingyun’s other hand had immediately raised a profound wall of annihilating fire as Qin Keqin flashed into it.

Qin Keqin could feel her profound aura was being wasted away as she quickly stepped away from the wall of energy fire with a startled look, “Yun’Er, is this really you?”

She had turned ashen because the wall of annihilating fire was the Great Annihilating Force.

Even Yue Lingxi was shocked because she could suddenly hear the singing hum of the Horizon of the Heavens as it divine harmonized with Lu Qingyun.

“This!!! How is it possible? He has stolen my Horizon of the Heavens and has immediately become its owner?! And this wall of pure desolate energies is the major annihilation force…”

Yue Lingxi could only call it the major annihilation force because she could not believe that Lu Qingyun could possess the great annihilation force and thought that it was because he was a major annihilation force practitioner.

The Horizon of the Heavens glowed and hummed briefly before it disappeared into the profound aura of Lu Qingyun.

This shocked Qin Keqin and Yue Lingxi because the Horizon of the Heavens had not disappeared into any spatial storage space but it was melting into Lu Qingyun’s spiritual sea and becoming one with him!

Yan’Er looked sheepish and she cried out, “Big Sister Keqin, this isn’t Yan’Er doing. I don’t know what it is happening…”

Qin Keqin smiled bitterly. She knew what was happening. It was the sub-consciousness of Lu Qingyun that was moving his body. Earlier when they had clashed together in the celestial array, the profound energies of the Horizon of the Heavens must have awakened the sub-consciousness of Lu Qingyun somehow and it was attracted to the Horizon of the Heavens.

Yue Lingxi may not know that Lu Qingyun was actually the Great Lord Xuan Yuan’s reincarnation but she had actually known. Moreover she had also known that the Horizon of the Heavens had a tenth of the divine power of the Great Lord Xuan Yuan.

Qin Keqin was wondering if she was the one that had screwed this up. It was because she had redirected all the desolate forces within Lu Qingyun’s inner spiritual sea into Yan’Er. By doing so, she may have unwittingly strengthened Lu Qingyun’s sub-consciousness.

Lu Qingyun had turned to look at Qin Keqin and his right hand was now raised.

Yan’Er shouted, “Big Sister, Master is attacking you. Run!”

Qin Keqin smiled bitterly as she remained immobilized. It was because the wall of annihilating fire had exhausted her remaining profound strength. Now she really regretted not learning the Invincible Divine Force or else she would be immune to the annihilating fire.

She said melancholy, “Yun’Er, this is your Keqin. Do you really want to hurt me? I am not your enemy.”

All of a sudden Lu Qingyun was trembling and he had halted his hand.

Lu Qingyun muttered, “Keqin…Keqin don’t leave me…I miss you…”

Qin Keqin smiled weakly, “I won’t leave you silly. I am always with you.”

Lu Qingyun muttered, “Keqin, I want to kiss you….I should have removed your clothes when we are in bed together at the inn…”

Qin Keqin: …

She immediately said aloud so that Shen Yufeng and Yue Lingxi could hear, “This part is not real. He is just being delirium.”

All of a sudden there was a large bang as Yue Lingxi had suddenly ripped through the seal space with her remaining desolate strength and had made her escape.

Qin Keqin was panicky, “She has escaped…”

Shen Yufeng had regained her composure and she said quietly to Qin Keqin, “I think that Lu Qingyun is still in a trance. Let me end the trial and he will wake up.”

Qin Keqin nodded weakly as she took another glance at Lu Qingyun. “Did I accidentally create a monster for the Immortal Realm? I have better not let anyone knows.”

She took a quiet look at Yan’Er who was still hovering panicky around Lu Qingyun as she panicky said, “Master, wake up please! Do you know that you have almost hurt Big Sister Keqin…”

“Yan’Er…” Qin Keqin muttered.

Every year, she would make a lonely trip to the vicinity New Empyrean City in a hope to find the new reincarnation of Dongfang Jun. She did not care for the Great Lord Xuan Yuan because she had never met him before. It was only Dongfang Jun that she loves.

One day while traveling to New Empyrean City, a most unusual thing had happened and it was the suddenly appearance of a powerful ninth rank desolate golden roc. For such a monster to appear above the desolate mists, it would always mean a total disaster for the populace that was in the vicinity. And that was why she had acted.

But now, she had suddenly realized why the ninth rank golden roc had suddenly appeared. All ninth rank desolate, devious and divine beasts have something in common and it was an innate desire to cultivate into a true immortal beast.

That ninth rank golden roc was at the peak of its cultivation and it was attracted to the surface by an unknown calling. And the person that was the golden roc had sensed was Lu Qingyun.

Qin Keqin muttered, “So it isn’t a coincidence that Yan’Er wakes up as a sentient spirit in Yun’Er spiritual sea. It is because the golden roc itself desires it…”

She added with a resolve in her heart, “I guess that I have to feed him more of the starforge substances. Hopefully Yun’Er does not get too much of an overdose from it. I’ve been giving a little too much to him lately.”

With a soft sigh, she had turned to smiled weak at Shen Yufeng, “Please help me to keep this matter a complete secret. Don’t let anyone knows, including Feng Minyue.”

Shen Yufeng nodded and said nervously, “I will.”

Feng Minyue was shaking her head lightly in the hideout. It was because she had certainly heard Qin Keqin. The transmission was never turned off. “Don’t let me know, you say?”

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