None of the disciples knew that when Bai Xiaochun was refining medicine on the Purple Cauldron Mountain, out of all the black smoke that had billowed out of his immortal cave, half of the smoke had remained within the layers of clouds in the sky, while the other half had been blown to the air above the Green Peak Mountain due to the seasonal winds.
Once or twice wasn’t an issue since the smoke would slowly dissipate and couldn’t bring any harm. However, with the accumulation of smoke every day, after the downpour of acid rain in the Purple Cauldron Mountain, even the Green Peak Mountain began to stir.
Currently a group of Green Peak Mountain disciples were enjoying the spectacle; in regards to the catastrophe of the Scented Cloud Mountain and the Purple Cauldron Mountain disciples, those from the Green Peak Mountain felt surprised in their hearts. Moreover, they were gloating over the misery of the other two mountains. Each of the disciples present resolutely made a decision within their hearts; from this day onwards, they would strictly prevent Bai Xiaochun from taking a single step onto the Green Peak Mountain.
Even Black Fatso Three’s close friends had warned her about this.
However, just at this moment, a drizzle fell the sky above the Green Peak Mountain. The disciples were all briefly stunned before lifting their heads to look at the sky. The disciples were shocked; black ominous clouds began to gather in the sky above Green Peak Mountain.
Even though the clouds weren’t as dense as those in the Purple Cauldron Mountain, the rain that fell was still the same acid rain; it corroded the disciple’s clothes, and in no time, cries of shock and surprise filled the air of the Green Peak Mountain.
As more cries resounded, countless sword lights instantaneously appeared on the Green Peak Mountain as a group of disciples sprinted towards the foot of the Purple Cauldron Mountain. At this moment, Bai Xiaochun was being chased by the disciples of the Purple Cauldron Mountain.
“God dammit! Don’t tell me Bai Xiaochun secretly came to our Green Peak Mountain?!”
“It must be the case. This insane demon of evil pills... He must have secretly sneaked into our Green Peak Mountain and refined some medicine!”
The disciples of the Green Peak Mountain were past the brink of insanity; quite a number of people had their clothes from head to toe corroded away. They hastily put on new clothes but it was futile. Chaos immediately erupted in the entire Green Peak Mountain as howls of rage resounded in the air. They now shared a common enemy with the Purple Cauldron Mountain disciples as they also chased after Bai Xiaochun.
Shangguan Tianyou was also within the crowd. Although his clothes were more or less intact, his killing intent was stronger than ever; he had finally gotten a chance to take revenge for his tragedy in the Desolate Mountain Range.
As loud crashes and noises echoed in the air, Bai Xiaochun let out a shriek; he was shocked and filled with disbelief. It was understandable that the Purple Cauldron disciples were chasing after him, but why are those from the Green Peak Mountain coming after him too?
Especially after hearing those words of the Green Peak Mountain disciples, Bai Xiaochun felt extremely wronged and indignant deep in his heart.
“I really didn’t go the Green Peak Mountain!”
“You are lying!” Tens of thousands of Green Peak Mountain disciples all charged out at this very moment; some were standing on their swords in mid-air as they hastily approached. After hearing Bai Xiaochun’s words, they immediately flew into a rage.
Even more sword lights whistled through the air and headed straight towards Bai Xiaochun; the disciples of the Purple Cauldron Mountain, at the same time, also unleashed their magic techniques, making Bai Xiaochun to scream in fright.
“I have bled for this sect before…”
“Hong!” The Purple Cauldron disciples still unleashed their attacks, causing the frightened Bai Xiaochun to run desperately for his dear life.
“AAAHHH, I am an Honourable Disciple!”
“Hong! Hong!” Countless sword lights were released from the Green Peak Mountain disciples as the wings on Bai Xiaochun’s back started to flap rapidly and beads of cold sweat started to form on his forehead.
“I am the Junior Brother of our Sect Head!” he desperately screamed.
“Even if you are the Sect Master’s biological son, we will still pulverise you today no matter what!” The disciples from the two mountains gathered together; although no one knew which disciple shouted these words, it still evoked the agreement of countless people as they all continued to chase after Bai Xiaochun.
“You guys… you guys are unreasonable! Murder, this is murder!” Bai Xiaochun felt his scalp go numb; he believed that these people had all gone mad. He hadn’t done anything except for trying to refine some medicine. Did they have to resort to such extreme actions?
With an agonized expression, Bai Xiaochun unleashed all his speed and instantly escaped towards the Scented Cloud Mountain; at this moment, he finally realised that the Scented Cloud disciples were still the gentler ones, and this was the only place he could treat as his home.
The disciples chased Bai Xiaochun all the way to the Scented Cloud Mountain; all of them could only watch helplessly as Bai Xiaochun escaped rapidly without a trace like a mouse whose tail was stepped on. Each of them let out a howl of frustration, some were even more rash and even dashed up the Scented Cloud Mountain.
But, at this moment, a cold snort that carried a hint of anger suddenly resounded from the peak of the Scented Cloud Mountain; it echoed throughout the surroundings like a clap of thunder.
“Are you disciples planning to rebel?! Scram!”
As his words echoed in the air, thunder rumbled in the sky and a lightning flashed; as for those disciples that charged up the Scented Cloud Mountain, each of them spat out a mouthful of blood as they hurriedly retreated. There was even an invisible force that pushed the surrounding disciples back. Once they recovered from shock due to the sudden turn of events, the infuriated disciples glanced towards each other. They had realised that they had been too rash just now; they quickly lowered their heads and clasped their hands together before rapidly retreating.
This entire farce had finally come to an end.
Bai Xiaochun stood on top of the Scented Cloud Mountain as he watched over this scene; emotions immediately filled him as he felt overwhelmed. It was as if he was a child who had just lost a fight and his parent had stood up for him by giving the other party a thorough beating.
“That’s right. Are you guys thinking of rebelling? Especially those of you from the Green Peak Mountain, you guys…” Bai Xiaochun spoke arrogantly as he jumped up and down while gesturing wildly. He was just about to tell those disciples from the Green Peak Mountain that he did not even refine any medicine at their place, when, all of a sudden, a wall of imposing pressure descended upon him as the figure of Li Qinghou appeared before him. Sporting a livid expression, Li Qinghou flicked his right sleeve as Bai Xiaochun felt his body moving on its own. Li Qinghou stretched out his hand and grabbed Bai Xiaochun by his collar.
“Uncle Li, I… I really didn’t go to the Green Peak... Aaahh!!!” Bai Xiaochun stuttered as he felt his heart tremble. He rapidly tried to explain, but before he could even finish his words, he was already pulled in the air by Li Qinghou.
In the distance, the countless disciples, which had come from the two mountains and were on their way back, all witnessed this scene; their hearts immediately erupted with joy as those Scented Cloud Mountain disciples similarly looked up into the sky with weird expressions. All of them simultaneously let out a sigh of relief deep inside of their hearts.
“This Bai Xiaochun is going to be unlucky this time around!”
“To provoke the rage of the Ancestor... Bai Xiaochun is doomed!”
“It’s more than just provoking the Ancestor’s rage. The entire Southern Bank was driven to the brink of insanity.” Just as countless of people felt consoled deep in their hearts, Bai Xiaochun was frightened to death with a pale face; he had realised that they were actually heading to…
“Ten... Ten Thousand Snakes Valley! Uncle Li, I was wrong!” with a pale expression, Bai Xiaochun immediately began begging for mercy.
Soon, Li Qinghou had brought Bai Xiaochun, who was screaming throughout the entire journey, to the entrance of the Ten Thousand Snakes Valley at the back of the Scented Cloud Mountain. The moment they entered, countless of poisonous snakes cocked their heads up as they let out - “Sii! Sii!” - hisses; poisonous fluid spat out from their mouth.
Bai Xiaochun was terrified to the point that his entire body was shivering; especially when he found out that Li Qinghou was actually taking him into a cave deep inside the Ten Thousand Snakes Valley.
“All I wanted to do was to refine medicine! I never wanted this to happen…”
“Uncle Li... listen to my explanation! I listened to your demands; I didn’t refine medicine on the Scented Cloud Mountain, I...” Bai Xiaochun was filled with anxiety as he quickly tried to explain. But the more he explained, the gloomier Li Qinghou’s face became; it only caused Li Qinghou to increase his speed as they flew into the cave in an instant.
The surroundings were pitch black, but very quickly, pairs after pairs of cold eyes suddenly appeared and coldly stared at Bai Xiaochun and Li Qinghou. Bai Xiaochun could feel their presence and aura more prominently compared to his previous time, especially when he used his cultivation to sense them.
He was shocked after discovering that the terror of this place had far exceeded his previous expectations by a large margin.
At this time, Bai Xiaochun swept a glance around. Even though it was pitch black here, with the circulation of some spiritual qi, he could still see a little bit. Since he had memorised the five chapters of Spirit Beasts, Bai Xiaochun was able to recognise some of the snakes, as he recalled some information regarding these snakes.
“That is… a Golden Silver Bug Snake!” Bai Xiaochun was shocked; the venom of these snakes, when referenced to the five chapters of Spirit Beasts, were all strong and unparalleled venoms. Even a Foundation Establishment cultivator would be poisoned to death if he wasn’t treated right away
After the time it took for half an incense stick to burn, Li Qinghou had already taken Bai Xiaochun into the depths of the Ten Thousand Snakes Valley. In this place, there was a desolate underground cavern. Countless snakes hissed in the surroundings; there were even seven or eight snakes that gave off an aura comparable to a cultivator at the 8th level of Qi Condensation. These snakes had red eyes with venomous fluid dripping out of their mouth which created potholes on the floor. The entire scene was able to make anyone feel a chill run down their spine.
Not too far away was a stone house which was surrounded by a few formation arrays, preventing any snakes from coming over in a radius of ten zhang. However, even if the snakes couldn’t come close, to be surrounded on all four sides by a dense crowd of snakes still gave Bai Xiaochun a strong sense of danger.
“Whoosh.”Li Qinghou waved his sleeve from outside the stone house and directly threw Bai Xiaochun inside the radius of the formation arrays
“Don’t you want to refine pills? Just do it here. There is a pill furnace and Earth Fire here in the stone house. While refining here, you won’t disturb the other disciples,” Li Qinghou gave off a cold snort as he threw a storage pouch towards Bai Xiaochun.
“There are enough medicinal grasses and food in here to last for awhile. Just live at this place quietly. Once you have matured, I will bring you out of here,” Li Qinghou gave a stern look towards Bai Xiaochun before he lowered his head to check the surrounding formation arrays on the ground. After confirming that the formation arrays had no issues, he finally flew off. Li Qinghou also felt exasperated; he had only come to this decision because he wanted to fix Bai Xiaochun’s mischievous personality once and for all. He wanted to change Bai Xiachun’s temperament.
Nonetheless, deep in his heart, he was also worried. Thus, he purposely paid extra attention to those formation arrays. When he confirmed that the formation arrays had no problems, he left with a complacent heart. With his understanding of Bai Xiaochun, he was sure that Bai Xiaochun would never dare to take a step out of the formation arrays.
Bai Xiaochun wore a depressed look on his face as he helplessly watch Li Qinghou leave. Without the pressure from Li Qinghou, the surrounding snakes immediately sprang into action as they all came and surrounded the stone house where Bai Xiaochun was. All of these snakes revealed their vicious fangs, ome of them even tried to attack the formation arrays, causing the air to be saturated with venomous fluids.
At some distance away, the few venomous snakes that were at the 8th level of Qi Condensation were coldly gazing at Bai Xiaochun. The look on their eyes indicated that they couldn’t wait to swallow him, causing Bai Xiaochun’s heart to madly tremble.
“That is a Divine Blood Snake... comparable to the 8th level of Qi Condensation. One drop of its venom is enough to kill over ten thousand people!”
Even worse was that he could obviously sense that in this unimaginably huge snake cavern, there were still three auras that were comparable to the 9th level of Qi Condensation, and even some distinct auras of two entities that were at the peak of the Qi Condensation.
These vibrations were not given off by cultivators. Instead, they came from venomous snakes in the cavern.
What made his heart shudder the most, was that in here, he vaguely felt an even stronger and more discreet aura that carried a hint of viciousness, as though it was watching every move he took.
Time passed quickly as the sky outside gradually darkened. With a gloomy expression, Bai Xiaochun let out a sigh of despair.
“What should I do…?”
1st guaranteed chapter of the week.
Edited by: Arch, Mantoulnv, Cannibaloid